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service at the Building for the Future fundraiser

Br. Walter Davenport, C.S.C. Award
Philip J. Carrier, Holy Cross Class of 1967
President and CEO, TechAlliance

Phil Carrier is a graduate of the Holy Cross class of 1967. He holds a Master of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

As a recognized leader in corporate information systems and consulting, Phil has a broad based business perspective that includes P&L responsibility and start-up business initiatives. He is the Chief Executive Officer of TechAlliance, a company he founded in 1992. He was responsible for the inception, construction, and ongoing management of the Chicago consulting practice and corporate data center. He manages the day-to-day operations of a one-hundred-person consulting office, with personnel on accounts at over thirty customer locations.

Prior to founding TechAlliance, Phil spent eight years as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at United States Can Company where he contributed to its growth from a leveraged three-plant manufacturing operation to a publically traded corporation with assets including twenty facilities in the United States and Europe. While at U.S. Can, Phil was appointed by the CEO to a six-person team responsible for the acquisition of the $250 million General Packaging Division of Continental Can Company. Phil managed a multi-department task force to redesign the manufacturing process that would be more conducive to automation. In addition to his information technology leadership tasks, Phil managed the corporate-wide strategic planning efforts for all aspects of the organization’s long-term business plan.
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Phil joined U.S. Can from Amphenol/Bunker Ramo where he served as Director of Management Information Systems and was responsible for all IT, directing a staff of 160 and an $8.5 million operating budget.

Phil has a great interest in education and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Business at North Central College. He currently serves on the Business School Advisory Board of Robert Morris University. He also volunteers with Junior Achievement, talking to middle school students about the importance of a higher education. Phil supports his younger brother who is physically and intellectually disabled through multiple community service volunteer efforts.

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