Phillip Wm. Fisher
Founder of Mission Throttle, Phillip Fisher is leading culture change to accelerate the evolution of philanthropy. As a capitalist and philanthropist, he is leading sustainable strategies to connect, collaborate and deploy effective market-driven solutions to accelerate community capital, human resources and impact.
Mr. Fisher’s experiences span both for-impact and for-profit organizations. He is Chairman of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and serves on the Board and Investment Committee of The Fisher Group. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, on the Board, Executive Committee and Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan (“CFSEM”). Additionally, he serves on the board of various impact organizations including Starfish Family Services, Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan, Hope Starts Here, Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University and a National Council Member for the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an advisor to The Platform, a community based real estate development and management business.
Mr. Fisher served as CEO of The Fisher Group for over a quarter-century. The Fisher Group is a single family office serving the asset management needs for the four generations of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher family. Mr. Fisher was Chairman of the Board of Durakon Industries during the 1990’s and headed the sale of the company to Littlejohn in 1999. He was also a board member of Charter One Bank for over seven years before it was purchased by Royal Bank of Scotland in 2004. Additionally, Mr. Fisher served as Chair of the Investment Committees of the Jewish Foundations of North America, the board of Detroit Country Day School, the board of the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit and United Way of SE Michigan. In 2008, he served on Governor Snyder’s Early Childhood Task Force. He has served as an Executive Committee member of the New Economy Initiative, an initiative of CFSEM.