Kendra Phillips is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President New Products for Ryder System, Inc. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the evaluation, development and deployment of new technologies and digital products for the Supply Chain and Dedicated Transportation Solution businesses. In her prior role, she was Group Director of Southeast Operations for Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) for Ryder System, Inc. responsible for a $175M P&L and over 1,200 employees.
Kendra’s passion is around strategic development and execution for growth. Prior to running Southeast Operations, Kendra was responsible for two key areas of DTS’s growth: successful value creation with implementation of a new operating system, and significant operating change through the centralization of activities. Kendra began her 14-year career with Ryder in Corporate Strategy before leading the Sales Solutions team for Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions division.
Prior to Ryder, Kendra worked at Deloitte Consulting LLP. At Deloitte, Kendra led the global implementation of new locations and technology platforms for numerous Fortune 500 customers. At Deloitte, Kendra learned the value of a clear vision and strategy for achieving growth and driving change.
Kendra earned her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. Kendra resides in Miami, Florida with her husband and their two sons.