Talent | Teamwork | Strategy

These are the keys to unlocking the true value in your organization. Explore our site to see how our boutique leadership and strategy firm can help organizations both large and small with our founders’ experience and the work of our team along with many of our tools. We look forward to creating value together!


Prossimo Global

Prossimo Global Partners was founded based on the demand we see in the marketplace for organizations to create value for their ownership or shareholders. The firm was founded with a focus on Talent, Teamwork, and Strategy being the keys to unlocking the potential of people and teams.

Our approach is grounded in years of experience as CEO’s, practitioners, authors, leaders, speakers and consultants. We serve public and private clients in all industries and across the globe.


Who We Are


Phil Harkins

Co- Founder | Chairman

Phil is an internationally known expert in the areas of organization development, leadership, communication, executive advising, and CEO succession planning. Through his work, he has led hundreds of organizations toward better performance and overall value creation. He has facilitated over 800 meetings and has been a principal speaker at over 400 conferences, symposia, and retreats throughout the world.

Phil’s clients include large and small companies, as well as government agencies, healthcare systems, and non-profit organizations. Throughout his career, Phil has worked with leaders, executive teams, and Boards in over twenty-five countries. Today he is helping organizations become more successful by using the tools and a proven methodology that value creation is a function of having the right talent in mission critical positions. His passion is in helping create Category One teams and using play to win/refuse to lose strategies and architecture. Then getting the culture right and not settling for less.

Phil has authored original research and published significant books on emerging global leaders, leadership, succession, progression, and development, change management, and communication. Author of Powerful ConversationsEverybody WinsIn Search of LeadershipSkin in the GameThe Art and Practice of Leadership CoachingBest Practices in for Succession Planning, Best Practices in Leading the Global Workforce, and Best Practices in Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Handbook.

Phil is recognized as a Top 50 Executive Coach/Executive Advisor worldwide.

Mark Servodidio

Co-Founder | CEO

Mark Servodidio is an accomplished senior executive with a consistent track record of profit performance in various operating units around the world. Most recently, President, International for Avis Budget Group which also included Zipcar for the EMEA, Asia and Pacific regions. This division was $3B+ in revenue, with over 10,000 employees in 21 corporate countries.

Prior to his role as President, International he was the Managing Director, Europe and Executive Vice President for Franchise and Corporate services in EMEA.  Prior to his General Management roles, Mark was the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief HR Officer at Avis Budget Group globally.  Mark was with Avis Budget for over 18 years. His background prior to Avis Budget Group includes senior HR leadership roles in North America with Kraft Foods, PepsiCo and Unisys.

Mark has endorsed a number of best selling books and has been personally featured along with his work at Avis Budget in several as well.

Mark currently serves on the Deans Council of Arts & Sciences at Villanova University and previously on the board for The Paulist Press (private publisher). 

Mark received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Sciences Degrees from Villanova University. 

Our Team | Global Partners

Phil and Mark are supported by a very talented team, as well as an emerging network of global partners to help deliver for our clients each day.


Ceyda Nüştekin

Global Partner


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Peter Mang

Global Partner



Ammandeep Kaurr

Global Partner

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Saad Kouly

Saad Kouly

Global Partner

Middle East & North Africa


Dipan Vaishnav

Global Partner


Learn about how Prossimo Global can help you with your business needs

We are trusted advisors that have been thought leaders, best-selling authors, and coaches to hundreds of organizations globally.

A Practical Approach to Becoming a Mentor

Are you a first-time mentor looking to make a lasting impact on your mentee’s life?

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Learn from the best practices, methods, and tools used by successful mentors to create powerful relationships.

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This game-changing guide provides the tools you need to:

  • Plan, conduct, and measure powerful conversations
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  • Apply the four Cs of trust: clarity, caring, consistency, and commitment
  • Retain your best employees
  • Determine your leadership competencies through the  Leadership Assessment Instrument
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Best Practices for Succession Planning provides the ultimate guide for planning, developing, implementing, and sustaining succession planning in any organization. This must-have book provides step-by-step instructions, practical advice, templates, and tools from some of the world’s best companies.

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