Phil Collins - Co-Founder and Managing DirectorPhil Collins is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Orchard Holdings Group. Previously, he was a Managing Director of McCown De Leeuw & Co., a $1.2 billion middle-market private equity investment firm in New York City and Menlo Park, California where he served on the investment committee and was involved in leading numerous growth company investments, including three companies that grew to over $1 billion in revenue. He started his career working for private investment pioneer Carl H. Lindner, Jr., then Chairman, CEO and Founder of American Financial Group, a $50 billion diversified financial services and investment company, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Collins is a summa cum laude graduate of The University of Cincinnati, received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and was a member of Class 30 of Leadership Cincinnati. He is a Director of several privately held companies and was appointed in 2016 by Governor John Kasich to the Board of Trustees of the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee of the University’s $1.2 billion endowment, Co-Chair with his wife of the University’s Bicentennial Commission, on the Board of Trustees and formerly Vice Chair of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and on the Lindner College of Business Dean’s Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Cincinnati and as a Section Chair for the Harvard Business School Annual Fund and the Campaign for Harvard.

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