Ralph Phillips '89

  • Ralph Phillips, BAC MemberVice President/COO/Senior Financial Analyst

    RTS Global Consulting, LLC

    Ralph Phillips is the vice president, COO, and senior financial analyst of RTS Global Consulting, LLC.

    Prior to forming RTS, Phillips was president and founder of KFS Global Consulting, a firm specializing in the intricacies of international finance and economics. He is recognized as an expert in the fields of strategic and operational planning, business management and continuation, government-NGO-private company contracting, customer and supply chain relationship management, dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation, and advanced marketing and advertising.

    Phillips specializes in designing and implementing turnkey solutions—from initial assessment to funding intricacies and strategic development—for the clients and business partners of RTS Global Consulting. In addition, he supports their customer base in emerging markets, governments, and corporations by developing and implementing customized programs through their international network of world class experts.

    From 1995 through 2011, Phillips was president and chief executive officer of Kensington Financial Services, Inc., a national investment advisory firm. Kensington Financial provided fully customized, comprehensive Life Planning Services to a select customer base using proprietary, in-house developed platforms.

    Phillips is chairman of the board of trustees for the Lora Phillips Foundation Trust, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarship assistance to college and university students in western Pennsylvania, and a current member of IUP’s Eberly College of Business Advisory Council.

    As a five-year member of the New Kensington Area Rotary Club, Phillips served as a member of the board of directors, chaired numerous committees, and, during his tenure as club president, was awarded Club of the Year honors by Rotary District 7300 in 2000.

    Phillips attended Penn State University and IUP.  He is a member of Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley Class V and served as a board member for that organization for more than 10 years, serving as board chair for two. He is a past member of the New Kensington, Allegheny Valley, Kittanning, and StrongLand chambers of commerce. He currently serves on the City of New Kensington’s Zoning Hearing Board and is a past member of the Burrell Area Rotary Club. 

    Phillips is a founding member of the New Kensington Business Association and, in 1999, was named by the Valley News Dispatch as one of 10 Under-40 Future Leaders. He is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he is a past member of the Community Advisory Board for Alcoa Technical Center in New Kensington.

    Phillips is a lifelong resident of western Pennsylvania and currently resides in New Kensington with his wife, Stephanie, and daughters, Madison and Morgan.  In his free time, Ralph enjoys public service, motorcycles, music, and reading.