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Phil Kirschner

Name: Phil Kirschner

Address:115 W 18th St, New York City 10011 United States

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I have spent my career persuading complex networks of stakeholders, and individual employees, about the benefits of changing their policies, processes, systems and, eventually, behavior. I've done this across a wide range of disciplines -- information security / operational risk, expense efficiency / cost management, corporate real estate / facilities -- finding my true passion in workplace strategy and the future of work in 2010.

Outside of work, I am a dedicated father and husband, committed volunteer for New York Cares and Lincoln Center, and avid traveler with 45 countries under my belt so far.


VP, Enterprise Experience and Workplace Strategy
Sept 2017 -

- Founded the Workplace Strategy discipline at WeWork, and grew it to 25 strategists in New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Mumbai in 18 months
- Developed quantitative and qualitative client discovery frameworks, including workplace benchmarking and programming tools, with direct impact on projects over $1B in total contract value
- Created WeWork's first change management methodology to help new enterprise clients transition successfully into WeWork environments
- Personally support strategic business development with top, perspective Enterprise clients, specializing on the financial services industry and workplace mobility / desk sharing programs
- Subject matter expert to Enterprise Technology teams on the value proposition of workplace utilization and insights platforms to corporate real estate executives
- Selected clients include JPMC, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Walmart, BMO, PepsiCo, RBC, Pinterest, Chubb, Indeed, Cleary Gottleib, Jacobs, Verizon, Sprint, Merck, Rent the Runway, Microsoft, Verizon

Senior Vice President / National Director, Workplace Strategy Consulting
Jun 2015 - Sept 2017

- Northeast regional practice leader, managed team of six consultants achieving $3.5m annual sales and managed revenue targets with 40% profit margin requirements
- Global leader for workplace utilization strategies and smart buildings, contributed to multiple white papers, articles and conference presentations
- Executive oversight and manager for multiple types of consulting engagements: workplace strategy development, change management, portfolio strategy, workplace and parking utilization studies, leadership alignment, occupancy planning, real estate playbook, space standards, opportunity assessment and employee engagement
- Selected clients include SAP Americas, JPMC, Deutsche Bank, BlackRock, CapitalOne, Credit Suisse, Westinghouse, Aon, American Well, PartnerRe, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Proctor & Gamble, Doctors Without Borders, JLL Pittsburgh, RBC, SS&C Technologies

Credit Suisse
Americas Head of Workplace Strategy, Corporate Real Estate (CFO Division)
12 yrs 11 months
- Workplace strategy lead on 1.8M sqft campus renovation, saving $700M over the life of a new lease, advising operations staff, business leads and external partners on workplace standards, trends and occupancy patterns
- Led design and construction of a 65K sqft free-address, activity-based environment for 700 managers and staff, increasing floor capacity by 40% while improving team productivity, remote working support and perception of the firm as an employer of choice
- Project manager for Global Workplace Standards, driving consensus and senior management approval on space types, planning concepts and architectural elements to improve space efficiency, reduce project costs and support a multigenerational workforce
- Created leading-edge occupancy monitoring dashboards for shared workspaces by directing IT data science and telemetry projects
- Managed internal research framework to define and measure workplace impact on productivity, collaboration and retention

Other Rolw at Credit Suisse
- IT Application / Software Efficiency Manager, Expense Management (CFO Division)
- Interim EMEA Head of IT Efficiency, Expense Management (CFO Division)
- Professional Services Efficiency Manager, Expense Management (IB Division)
- IT Risk Project Manager, Technology Risk Management (IT and CRO Divisions)



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