About the Founder

Kripa Consulting, Inc. was founded by Philip Thomas, who serves as President and Principal Consultant of the company. Philip is a proven leader with measurable success in enhancing operations and infrastructure, process improvement, management of large and complex programs and projects, organizational development, and technology solution delivery for Bank of America, Bank One, Compaq Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. In his 27 year career at these corporations, he identified and developed best practices in technology and business applications, increasing productivity and profits. He was particularly valued for his expertise in customer/client advocacy and establishing effective business-technology partnerships. He has worked with profit and nonprofit institutions of all sizes, and currently serves on the boards of three nonprofit organizations.

Philip is proficient in Project Management Office (PMO) operations and software development life cycle (SDLC) models including Six Sigma, Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, Rational Unified Process (RUP), and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) process methodologies. He is Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) certified. 

Philip completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science from Brandeis University and his Master's in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. He also has a Certificate in Management from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. 

Philip is an experienced conference and corporate event speaker and is available for speaking engagements related to Kripa Consulting’s focus area and services.