Professor Philip Woodlief is a 30-year veteran of the finance
and accounting industry with a wide variety of experience encompassing
international consumer and industrial manufacturing operations.
Professor Woodlief served as Vice President and CFO of Doane Pet Care, the largest
provider of retailer pet food brands in the world, before it was purchased by
Mars Inc. in 2007. He also was Corporate Controller at Ohio-based Insilco
Corp., formerly a Fortune 500 holding company best known for its Rolodex brand
of office products. In recent years, he has also served as a consultant to
venture-capital sponsored companies. He began his career with KPMG in Houston, Texas, where he became an audit senior manager in the energy and natural resources practice.
Woodlief serves on the
Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Hillman Companies, a Cincinnati-based distributor of
fasteners and other hardware items. He is also on the Board of Directors of Badger Sportswear, a Statesville, North Carolina, company that manufactures and markets sportswear apparel. He also serves or has served on numerous not-for-profit Boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of Nashville, the Nashville Humane Foundation, the Catholic Diocese of Nashville and the Cathedral of the Incarnation Catholic Cathedral.
At Vanderbilt, Philip teaches
Research in Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis.
MBA, Indiana University, 1977
B.A., University of the South, 1975