- B.S., California Institute of Technology
- MBA, University of California, Anderson School of Management
- Board, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
- Chairman, Investment Committee, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
"A company driven by strong core values is a company that will well serve its clients."
Richard Phillips specializes in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged recapitalizations, building on more than 30 years of operations and investment banking experience within the aerospace and defense sector.
Prior to joining FocalPoint, he was the CEO and managing director of Janes Capital Partners, a boutique aerospace and defense focused investment bank. Before that, Mr. Phillips led CIT/Edgeview’s aerospace and defense mergers and acquisition team and co-founded the aerospace-defense-government industry group at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Phillips also has more than 15 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry with Hughes Aircraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and TRW Inc. in the fields of cryogenics, infrared sensors, space systems, and superconductivity. He performed new business development, project management, research and development, and technology management. Mr, Phillips earned his Bachelor of Science in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology and received his Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of California’s Anderson School of Management.