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Jonathan Phillips

Partner and Advisor

Jonathan Phillips provides leadership and guidance based on many years of success in the executive search industry.  He founded Magellan International in 1993 and works with many diverse clients in the professional services sector including: General Management Consulting, Turnaround Advisory Services, IT Services Firms and building Consulting Services within operating companies.  

Earlier in his career, Jonathan worked for Shell Oil Company. During his tenure at Shell Jonathan served in various Engineering, Research & Development, Product Management, and Planning roles. He held positions as a refinery engineer, a research chemist, technical sales professional, a product manager, and a business manager.

Jonathan is an active member of The Petroleum Club of Houston, The Houston Technology Commission (HTC), The Greater Houston Partnership, and Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). He was previously a member of Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC). In 1998 he was honored as CPC of the year for the state of Texas.

He served as President of HAAPC for two years and was a past Vice President of Arbitration for HAAPC, and its Director of Education and Certification for four years. He has also served on the Texas State Board (TAPC).

Jonathan holds a B.S in Chemistry and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys fly fishing, cycling, skiing, and camping. He is a member of the Krewe of Thoth in New Orleans.