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Shay Phillips

VP, Business Development, Minority-Focused Executive Search

Shay is the newest member of our team and will be heading the Diversity and Inclusion Minority-Focused search practice. Shay brings a 20-year career in financial services and business operations. She has distinguished herself as a highly knowledgeable compliance consultant and executive officer in regulatory compliance within commercial real estate lending, private equity funds and asset management. Prior to her work in consulting for Wells Faro Bank, N.A. and other financial institutions, Shay served as Assistant Vice President for MUFG Union Bank, N.A. where she was a driver facilitating MUFG Union Bank, N.A.’s move towards Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Program. She has a lifelong commitment to paying forward “success” to young people, as a mentor and organizer of intern programs that teach the value of financial services, accounting, technology, business writing, and how to advance in financial services. Shay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California. She earned certifications in Project and Financial Management from Cornell University; and Risk Management from Stanford University. She is a member of the American Heart Association and previously held a position on the board of directors of the Girls Scout of the USA and served in a liaison role to Vision 20/20.