Jeff Phillips

Managing Partner

Jeff Phillips is a Managing Partner with Midtown Financial Advisors. He has been an Investment Advisor for more than 34 years. He developed his financial expertise with Prudential, PaineWebber/UBS, and Wachovia Securities before founding Phillips Wealth Management in 2003 and, in June of 2016, merged with three other successful firms to form Midtown Financial Advisors here in Greensboro.

Jeff studied computer science at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a former Director at Daystar Church; he served on the board of directors of the Greensboro Children’s Museum; is past President of the Greensboro Optimist Club; was President and co-founder of Men of Vision & Excellence, a Christian non-profit; he coached many youth basketball, soccer, and softball teams over the years, and was a former team leader for the Salvation Army’s Night Watch ministry, serving the homeless in Greensboro.

He was elected to the Board of Guilford County Commissioners in 2012 and was immediately selected by his peers as the Chairman of the Budget Committee and has been instrumental in helping the board navigate the County’s $600+ million annual budget.  Jeff served as Vice-Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners in 2015 and 2019 and Board Chairman in 2016, 2017, and 2020.

Jeff’s guidance and leadership resulted in tens of millions in savings for county taxpayers, a reduction of hundreds of millions in county debt, property tax rate cuts in 4 of the last 8 years, as well as increases in Public Education funding for each of the past 8 years. Jeff has also been instrumental in leading transformative community advancement around the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, mental health, and homelessness with the opening of the Guilford County Family Justice Center in 2015 and the Guilford County Behavioral Health Crisis Center early 2021.

Jeff has been married to Lori for 38 years, has two married daughters, and three beautiful grandchildren – Raleigh is 5, Adley is 4, and Remy is 2.