Phil Dillard is a Navy veteran turned successful consultant, entrepreneur and educator. Phil is the founder of a strategy, innovation and project management firm (Black Ant Consulting), and Co-Founder of VETCON, the premier national conference and community for military veteran entrepreneurs. He has founded or led four startups and has been an advisor for numerous companies. As a growth and innovation consultant, he works with companies of various size on business strategy, product development, and customer development, helping them create and execute effective approaches for healthy growth. Phil has been an Adjunct Professor of Negotiations and Entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Golden Gate University for over 6 years. Phil is uniquely positioned to bridge the worlds of the startup and the enterprise. He earned a Bachelors of Science from the United States Naval Academy and earned an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business.