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Carla Phillips

Carla Phillips

Carla Phillips is an operationally focused middle-market financial leader with over twenty-five years of financial and management experience. In her role as Chief Financial Officer of Equify, LLC, Carla functioned as CFO of multiple op-cos owned by a family office including Equify Financial, LLC (an independent asset-based lender) and Innova Technology, LLC (a start-up SaaS company). Prior to joining Equify, she was a fractional CFO/COO advising start-up and emerging companies in a variety of industries. Previously, she served as CFO of London Broadcasting Company, a private equity backed media company. Prior to that, Carla held corporate and divisional positions with various media companies including ABC  Radio Networks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Belo, and CBS. Carla has played a lead role in sourcing capital and managing relationships with banks, closing senior credit facilities ranging from $30 million to $500 million. In addition to her extensive M&A experience, she has over twenty years of experience in broadcasting, a highly regulated, asset intensive industry with B2B and B2C components.

Carla has a BBA in Accounting from Tarleton State University, a division of Texas A&M University. She has a certificate in Private Equity Portfolio Company Governance from the Private Directors Association issued in April 2022. She also has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Governance from the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance issued in January 2017. Carla is a member of the Private Directors  Association (PDA) and functions as a PDA National Sponsor Advisor to Grant Thornton. She is also a member of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, the Financial Executives Networking Group and Chief.

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