Dave Phillips

Managing Director

  • dphillips@bowstringadvisors.com
  • Office: 904-292-9305
  • Joined our team in 2012 | Based in Jacksonville, FL


    Dave believes understanding businesses’ ins and outs, developing trusting relationships with clients and having first-hand knowledge of the buyer universe are crucial to providing the best outcome for his clients. At Bowstring Advisors, our team recognizes the importance of studying each business and its unique qualities to ensure the delivery of superior results.

    Dave is a member of Bowstring’s Human Capital Management team. Over the last 16 years he has executed over 60 transactions in this area with a focus on sell-side and buy-side strategic financial advisory services for owners, private equity and strategics. Representative transactions include the sale of Talent Rover to Bullhorn, the sale of Staffmasters to Hire Dynamics, the recapitalization of 24 Seven by Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, the sale of Accountable Healthcare to Mitsui & Company and the recapitalization of Advanced Medical by Clearview Capital.


    Dave joined Bowstring Advisors in 2012 to help continue the growth of the firm’s Human Capital Management sector. He leverages his three decades of experience acquiring, integrating and managing high-performing business services and technology companies to provide guidance to his clients. This experience brings to the Bowstring team a unique understanding of the qualities and attributes required to achieve maximum value to our clients considering some form of liquidity.

    Prior to joining Bowstring, Dave served as the Vice President of Corporate Development for Volt Information Sciences. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Vice President of Corporate Development for MPS Group, and executed over 40 transactions across the IT, healthcare, legal, finance & accounting, marketing and VMS/RPO/MSP sectors. Dave’s previous experience includes over 15 years in general and sales management with technology firms servicing the banking, professional services and construction industries.

    He is an active member of the American Staffing Association, Staffing Industry Analysts and Tech Service Alliance and is a frequent guest speaker on merger and acquisitions. Dave lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Michelle.

    Dave’s sector expertise and intimate knowledge of the company was a key factor in negotiating a deal with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He dedicated time over a sustained period to understand our business and this ultimately helped 24 Seven enter into a great partnership.

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