Elliott Phillips (Snow College Alum, 1999) says, “My life and career have been spent taking opportunities to better my situation.”
While attending Snow College, Phillips worked at a local construction company. This opportunity opened the door to a job at Utah State, working in maintenance for the housing department, a rewarding position that offered free housing. This gave Phillips the financial freedom to further his education.
He got accepted in the Huntsman School of Business, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree, and eventually his MBA all debt-free.
To begin his career, Phillips started a successful sales and marketing company, which he ran for 11 years before selling, making room to again better his situation.
He established employment with Organogenesis, a leading company in regenerative medicine. Phillips found his niche in Surgical and Sports Medicine, an interest that continued to fuel his career. As Sales Director, his primary focus is to build distribution channels for surgical products here in the U.S.
He manages a team of regional managers and 600 sales representatives, that aid in dispersal of merchandise to 27 states, and roughly 150 sales agencies.
Phillips still desires more from his career, and has a goal to one day become the National Vice President of Sales for Organogenesis. He continues to be the best Sales Director while focusing on gaining the skills and abilities to one day fill some pretty big shoes.
His advice to Snow College Badgers, “Work hard, study hard, network hard. Always be ready and able to take an opportunity when it presents itself.”