Managing Director, Business Leadership Programs

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As Senior Associate Director, Phil Barta is responsible for Tuck’s custom practice. Before joining Tuck in 2006, Phil spent five years working closely with Babson Executive Education’s corporate partners to develop custom programs. Prior to joining Babson, he was managing director of The International Forum, which developed and managed Wharton's Global Leadership Series, a unique learning experience focused on the challenges of globalization for senior executives from global corporations. Phil's involvement with The International Forum began in the 1990's as a speaker and faculty member at Wharton's European, East Asian, and North American Forums as well as programs in the Czech Republic, Poland, and China. From 1996 until 2001, Phil served as director for executive education with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School. While at the Davidson Institute, Phil also managed the summer-period Michigan MBA team projects in emerging markets. In addition to his executive education background, Phil has extensive experience working in emerging markets, especially Central and Eastern Europe. He holds an MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan and a BA in government from Beloit College.

Tuck is a place where the business of learning is personal. What does that mean to you?
I am inspired to work with colleagues who are dedicated to helping our clients and participants bring out the best in themselves and their organizations. We are deeply committed to creating transformative learning experiences for individuals and organizations. 

What do you enjoy most about living in the Upper Valley region?
People in the Upper Valley work together in making their towns great places to live. 

What are a few of your hobbies?
Fly fishing, hiking, cross-country and downhill skiing with my family.