Philip Jones grew up in Rhode Island, USA, number 5 in a family of 11 brothers and sisters, and has been moving westward, more or less, ever since. He spent 3 years in New Hampshire (sales, Flying Tiger Line), 4 years in Minnesota (sales management, Flying Tiger Line), 6 years in Los Angeles (Northwest Airlines Cargo, Regional Manager), 1 year in Memphis (NWA), 1.5 years in Hawaii (business school), an initial 5 years in Japan (Kintetsu World Express, executive), 2 years in Beijing (GM of KWE’s new subsidiary), and returned to Japan in 2000 where he now resides.
He spent 5 years at WorldPort Services, LLC, where he assisted Japanese companies and subsidiaries of non-Japanese companies, to adopt global business practices. In 2004 he joined Morgen, Evan and Company, a NY-based M&A advisory boutique, as the leader of its logistics practice. The following year he became managing director in charge of the company’s Japan office.
In 2010 He engineered the sale of Morgen Evan’s Japan business to Sigmaxyz Inc., a Tokyo based strategic consultancy. As part of the transaction he joined Sigmaxyz as Partner (M&A) where he worked a variety of M&A transactions for Japanese and non-Japanese clients. While still associated with Sigmaxyz Philip has begun transitioning to teaching, starting at GLOBIS in January 2015.