Philip L. Fioravante, Ph.D is a well-rounded business executive and an Associate Professor at Walsh College (Troy, MI). Dr. Fioravante participates as a Board Advisor for international, domestic and non-profit organizations. He is a former President of The North American Region for Woodbridge Group. In this role he was responsible for developing and leading the customer and product strategy across the NAFTA region, lead the global quality and program management initiatives, and was the senior executive in the U.S. subsidiary of this Canadian-owned company.
Prior, he was with a private equity firm and had responsibilities in an operational capacity as President & CEO of several portfolio companies and was also responsible for business development and assessment of new companies for acquisition and integration.
He has been President & CEO of international and domestic firms (including two startup technology firms) and has an wide-ranging background in international business, strategic marketing and general management, as well as product development, strategic and technology planning.
Dr. Fioravante has extensive experience developing proprietary approaches in both market and product development. Moreover, he has a copyright on a Marketing Toolkit© which he has used in consulting with domestic and international technology-based clients.
During his nearly thirty years in business, Dr. Fioravante has mentored several students. He is also very involved with philanthropic initiatives on personal, corporate, and foundation levels. He also sits on numerous academic and corporate boards for both private and public international companies. He also has been a guest speaker and panel member at many industry and international educational sessions. In addition, he has published several peer reviewed articles in the areas of corporate philanthropy, the value proposition in strategic philanthropy and most notably has created the 5th P of Marketing – Philanthropy as a core of his expertise and research.
Dr. Fioravante has a B.S. in Applied Engineering Sciences – Manufacturing Engineering from Michigan State University, a MBA – International Business from Wayne State University, an Advanced Executive Program Certificate from MIT and his Ph.D in Organizational Management & Strategy from the Business and Technology College at Capella University. He also has done extensive post-doctorate research and application work at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Last updated: January 2017