Phillip J. Harrington, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
Phil is chairman and CEO of Willow Street and its affiliates. He joined the board of Willow Street in 2016, taking on the role of CEO in 2018. He is also chairman of Crestbridge Fiduciary, a strategic venture between Willow Street and Crestbridge providing multijurisdictional fiduciary, governance, and administrative services. In addition, Phil is a senior managing director at Brock Capital Group, where he has served in independent fiduciary roles to large US pension funds. Phil has deep expertise in financial services regulation, risk management, operations, and corporate governance derived from his 40 years of professional experience.
Prior to Willow Street, Phil was executive vice president of risk and chief administrative officer at CA Technologies, Inc., a $4.4B annual revenue software company. He was recruited to join the company by its new CEO to assist in rebuilding its culture, governance, and controls as it emerged from an earlier SEC accounting scandal. Phil had global accountability for human resources, information technology, risk management, internal control, corporate real estate, government relations, and other functions. He served on the company’s investment committee, and also chaired its global information security council. While at CA, Phil advised the World Economic Forum on its initial development of global cyber resiliency principles.
Earlier, Phil was director of business risk at Deloitte & Touche. As a member of Deloitte’s Governance, Regulatory, and Risk Strategies Leadership Council, he worked with several of the firm’s largest US financial services industry clients. He led engagements focused on enhancing regulatory compliance, improving enterprise risk management, and addressing significant SEC, FINRA, and state regulatory matters.
Phil joined Deloitte after serving in several senior management roles over a 20-year period at Prudential Financial, Inc., including chief risk and compliance officer of the company’s pension and group insurance businesses, chief compliance officer of its life insurance and annuity business, and interim head of the group insurance business. Phil began his Prudential career as director of mutual fund research, joining the company from the New York State Senate where he was serving as a senior insurance and financial services legislative analyst.
Phil earned a BS, summa cum laude, from Western Michigan University and an MS from Cornell University. He represents the Wyoming trust industry on the State Banking Board, as appointed by Governor Gordon, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Raised in Michigan, he spent most of his career in the New York metro area, and now resides full time in Jackson Hole.