Phillip Wilhite serves as a Managing Director of the Austin office of Statesman Corporate Finance. Phillip uses his experience as a former business owner and eleven years of M & A transactions to help his clients achieve their long-term strategic plans. After a stint as CFO of a regional construction firm, he acquired a small wholesale operation and built it into the fifth largest distributer in his industry, serving the grocery industry in sixteen states. He brings an owner’s perspective to the fields of M&A and corporate finance. Phillip has accumulated deal making experience in manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, professional services, and real estate hospitality, with transactions up to $50,000,000 in value.
He earned a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, is a Certified Public Accountant, and worked on the audit staff of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) for four years. Phillip holds the Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designations from the International Business Brokers Association, as well as a Texas real estate license. Mr. Wilhite is registered with FINRA holding the Series 7, 66 and 79 Investment Banker registrations. He is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association and M & A Source, currently serving as chairman of the M & A Expo committee of M & A Source, working with Private Equity Groups. Phillip is married with two grown children, coached youth baseball for fourteen years, and active in charities including The First Tee of Greater Austin.