Phil Blount is President of Phillip Blount & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm providing clients with custom designed human resources solutions helping to meet the challenges present in today’s changing business environment.
Phil is a native Georgian and earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Georgia and a MBA in management from Georgia State University. He began his career in accounting with a diversified Fortune 250 industrial organization. Over a number of years with this organization he held positions in accounting, human resources and line management. He was responsible for career development and training, management succession planning, and compensation. Phil held positions requiring significant involvement in organization design and merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions from both a human resources and operational standpoint. This unique combination of experiences helped him develop an understanding and appreciation for how human resources initiatives must provide business solutions impacting bottom-line results.
Prior to establishing Phillip Blount & Associates, Inc. in 1996, Phil spent over fifteen years with the Hay Group, one of the world’s largest human resources consulting firms. During that time, he worked with clients in several areas including executive compensation, sales force effectiveness, and the design and implementation of management incentives. Phil also did significant work with clients on organizational design issues and performance improvement. He was a pioneer in the development of one of the first competency-based pay systems in 1990. He served in a number of leadership roles including Vice President and Managing Director of the firm’s operation in the Southern United States. Phil also served on the North American Strategy Committee.
During his consulting career, his clients have included organizations in a wide range of industries and services such as entertainment, hospitality, real estate development, banking, foods, healthcare, retailing, utilities, automotive manufacturing, metal fabrication, construction, agri-business, appliance manufacturing, mining, tire manufacturing, building materials and the not-for-profit and faith-based sectors. Phil’s track record of results and long-standing client relationships have become his hallmark with a number of clients having worked with him for more than twenty years.
Phil is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), both professional certifications granted by WorldatWork, formerly the American Compensation Association. He is the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Atlanta Area Compensation Association. Phil has served as a guest lecturer/speaker for such organizations as the American Management Association, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the Society for Human Resource Management, the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, and as President of the Board of the Atlanta Youth Choir. He is past Chairman and serves on the Board of the ministry KidStuff Around the World.