Executive & Leadership
Felipe “Phil” Calzadilla
CEO & Founder
Hailing from New York City, Phil moved to Arizona in 1985 to attend Arizona State University in Tempe, home of NextNet Partners’ global headquarters. With over 25 years of industry experience --most notably 15 years at Cisco-- Phil has grown from Account Manager, to Regional Manager, and later, Operations Director, before founding NextNet Partners in 2011.
Phil passionately led the team through multiple stages of growth, developed and scaled a very strong team culture, and continues to create ‘raving fan’ clients, while increasing sales revenue year after year. As a result of this growth, NextNet Partners has earned a place on the Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Companies list two years in a row (2016-2017), and named Fastest Growing Private Company in 2016 by the Phoenix Business Journal (PBJ).
Phil has been awarded the Arizona Corporate Excellence CEO of the Year Award in 2016 (PBJ), Most Admired CEO in 2015 (PBJ), and Most Admired Leaders 2015.
Phil, his wife, daughter, and three sons live (and play!) with him in Tempe, inspiring his commitment to family and his employees’ families.