Bob founded Nomis Solutions in 2002 to help financial service firms use pricing analytics, optimization, and execution to improve profits and market share by better understanding of how customer preferences impact product and portfolio performance. He is responsible for ensuring that Nomis Solutions' analytics continue to be best-in-class and generate the highest level of value to customers. He is also responsible for leading Nomis Solutions' cutting-edge research and development efforts.
Before founding Nomis, Dr. Phillips served as Chief Technology Officer of Manugistics where he was the key visionary for Manugistics' Pricing and Revenue Optimization and Enterprise Profit Optimization solutions. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Phillips has helped leading companies optimize price and revenue within a wide variety of industries including airlines, rental cars, hotels, automotive, electric power, freight transportation, and manufacturing.
Dr. Phillips is Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia Business School and has served as a Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the CBA Auto Finance Conference, the CBA Home Equity Conference, the Credit Scoring & Credit Control Conference and INFORMS. He is the author of the award-winning book Pricing and Revenue Optimization and has published widely in such journals as the Risk Management Association Journal, Management Science, and Mathematical Programming. He is a Senior Editor of the journal Production and Operations Management Systems and an Associate Editor of Operations Research. He is Co-Editor of the forthcoming Oxford University Handbook of Pricing Management. He received his doctorate in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Washington State University.
Bob also played fretless electric bass on what is perhaps the most obscure CD ever released—a compilation of experimental music from Las Vegas.