Founder & Managing Director
Phil Nugent has more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience with organizations ranging from law firms and accounting firms to technology start-ups and members of the Fortune 500. He is a non-practicing attorney who discovered in the mid-90s that this new thing called the Internet held amazing promise to change the world. Thus began his journey away from the traditional post-J.D. career path to one that has embraced technology, business and marketing.
In addition to his background and education, what distinguishes Phil from many marketers is his belief that all marketing should have a strong foundation in business strategy, and that perhaps the only thing worse than no marketing at all is the all-too-common “Random Acts of Marketing.” Ultimately, Phil has a passion for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs that translates into a willingness to go the extra mile to help small businesses succeed.
Prior to founding NCG Strategic Marketing in 2009, Phil was the Director of Global Marketing for Prologis, a global real estate developer that was twice named by Fortune as the most admired company in real estate. Previous to his five years with Prologis, Phil founded the Nugent Consulting Group, a marketing and business strategy consulting firm that helped a diverse mix of businesses in the technology, financial and manufacturing industries. His work with the Nugent Consulting Group followed several years of working for Web technology firms in both technical and communications roles.
Phil received an M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.