Phil Gibbs, Ph.D.

The Disruption Lab​

Phil is the founding Principal of The Disruption Lab. His entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding multiple companies as well as being a principal in an early-stage investment firm. In addition, he has worked both as an employee and consultant for large corporations.​​

Recently he co-founded, with members of The Disruption Lab, and serves as CEO of LifeFilez, a company focused on convenient organization and access to life’s most important documents.  He co-founded and served as CEO of E|SPACES, an industry-disruptive work and meeting space that has been redefining how Nashville startups and corporations think about the office and work.​

As a principal in early-stage investment firm Evergreen Investments and Management, Phil consulted with and served on boards of portfolio companies, including Passport Health Communications, an industry-disruptive healthcare technology company. The consulting firm Phil founded and led for over a decade, Executive Learning, Inc., was one of the country’s leading change agents focused on continual improvement, particularly in healthcare, and included work with industry leader HCA and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston.​

Phil’s experience spans manufacturing, technology and healthcare, and includes leading study missions to Japan, and teaching strategy and organizational behavior at the MBA level. He holds a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University, a master's from Auburn University and doctorate from The Ohio State University.​