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 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 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.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist
Chief Learning Officer
Chief Product Officer & Customer Engagement Leader
Joe is an expert in leadership and organizational development, culture design, executive coaching, employee engagement, succession planning and positive change management. Throughout his career, he has successfully helped a wide range of companies achieve best in class results leveraging innovative strategies. He has been instrumental in helping clients achieve both Fortune 100 Best Places to Work and Training Top 125 Training Organizations recognition.
Joe began his career as Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development at CSFBdirect, he then became the VP of Leadership Development at Hudson United Bank where he designed and integrated leadership programs that focused on emotional intelligence with 360 feedback and coaching. Joe then worked at the New York Presbyterian Hospital as a Leadership Training & Development Consultant.
His leadership experience continued as Manager of Organizational Development & Learning at University Hospitals. While in this role, he led a team that focused on executive development, people development, culture design, performance management, recognition & rewards, succession planning, and patient experience. In addition, Joe and his team launched the UH Leadership Academy, an award-winning executive program, that generated millions in improvements and cost savings by transforming relationships and enhancing collaboration between physicians, nursing staff, and administrators.
Prior to joining Prossimo Global Partners, Joe was in a senior role in Organizational Development at the JM Smucker Company. Joe led the entire organizational development strategy for the company. He developed a visionary succession planning tool with a distinctive potential analysis process that aligned with the company’s culture and organizational dynamics.
Joe partners with our clients providing strategic leadership with a focus on delivering executive coaching, culture design, leadership development, aiding succession planning, and devising employee and customer engagement and organizational design strategies. Joe also is our principle in product development building an inventory of proprietary tools as well as alliances with Prossimo Global Partners.
Joe holds a JD degree from Villanova University School of Law along with a Bachelor of Science in Management from William Paterson University. He holds numerous professional certifications including an Executive Coaching Certificate, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner, and Hogan Assessments Certified. In addition, he has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career including being ranked twice by Training Magazine as one of the Top 125 Training Organizations (53rd and 20th out of 125) along with receiving the Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Learning in Practice Award for Collaboration and the Team NEO Plus Award for Workforce Development. Joe’s article Best Practices in Executive Coaching was published in Training Magazine.
VP Corporate Development & Partnerships
Christina is a mission-driven wellbeing enthusiast who helps businesses grow, scale and succeed. She has over a decade of sales and leadership experience predominately in luxury fitness; she was previously the Director of Corporate Partnerships at SOULCYCLE where she oversaw corporate and sponsorship relationships. Prior to SOUL, she held various sales roles at Equinox Fitness. She has a proven track record in business strategy, improving and scaling operations, developing new revenue streams, partnerships, and building and managing high performance teams.
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 Conversations, Everybody Wins, In Search of Leadership, Skin in the Game, The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, Best 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.
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.
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.
- Plan, conduct, and measure powerful conversations
- Use the “Tower of Power” to coach employees
- Apply the four Cs of trust: clarity, caring, consistency, and commitment
- Retain your best employees
- Determine your leadership competencies through the Leadership Assessment Instrument
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.