Philip Schneider

Schneider Strategy Consulting, LLC
Chicago, IL

Mr. Schneider has over 30 years of management consulting experience in the fields of corporate global location strategy, site selection, incentives negotiation, and economic development strategy. Phil spent seven years with Fantus Consulting, followed by 18 years with Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice where he led their Location Strategy and Global Expansion Optimization (GEO) practice. He is currently the President of Schneider Strategy Consulting LLC, where he continues to provide strategic location advisory services. Mr. Schneider is also past Chairman of the Board for the Site Selectors Guild and current Vice Chairman, the professional association of the world’s leading site selection consultants.

Phil’s past corporate location clients include Allen-Bradley (Rockwell), American Axel, American Express, Amgen, A-Mold Wheels, Andersen Window, Apple Computer, Armour Swift-Eckrich, Ashland Inc., AstenJohnson, Baker & McKenzie, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Barney’s of New York, Batesville Casket, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bosch, Bridgestone/Firestone, Bridgestone Metalpha, The Capital Group, Caterpillar, Cliffs Natural Resources, Concentrix Solar, Crown Equipment, Deloitte, Diebold, Elkhem Solar, The Gap, Genentech, Grainger, Hill-Rom, HP, Hyundai, Jo-Ann Stores, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kennametal, Kmart, Kimberly-Clark, Lake Erie Screw, Land's End, Mannesman, Mattel, McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Meldisco Footwear, Metalpha, Michelin, Morgan Stanley, Mine Safety Appliances, Nestle, nVidia, Paypal, Peugeot, Pitney Bowes, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Potlatch, Pratt & Whitney, Q-Cells Solar, Raflatac, REC Silicon, REC Solar, Republic Steel, Soitec Semiconductor, Sherwin-Williams, SMA Solar, Spectrum Brands, Stryker, Synthes, Sun Life Financial, ThyssenKrupp, TriMas (Masco), and Toyota.

Mr. Schneider has conducted site selection projects throughout the US and the world. In addition to conducting location screening and business cost/conditions reviews of nearly all industrialized countries in the world, Phil has conducted on-the-ground field due diligence and government incentives/grants negotiations work in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific.

Mr. Schneider has authored numerous articles and white papers on the topics of corporate location strategy, site selection, foreign direct investment, and economic development, and regularly speaks at conferences and forums and facilitates round tables focused on these topics. Newspapers and business publications frequently interview him as a subject matter expert in these fields. Mr. Schneider earned both his BA and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin after serving six years in the US Navy.