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. Phil has over 25 years of industry experience, most notably 14 years at Cisco, where he held leadership positions as an Account Manager, Regional Manager, and Operations Director. Phil then decided to pursue his "American dream" of starting NextNet Partners in late 2011.
Phil has passionately led the team through multiple stages of growth while keeping a robust team culture that is built to create 'raving fan' clients. Under Phil's leadership, NextNet Partners has earned a place on the Inc. 500's Fastest Growing Companies list two years in a row (2016-2017), named Fastest-Growing Private Company in 2016 by the Phoenix Business Journal (PBJ) and Top Private Companies in Arizona.
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 Leader in 2015.
Phil, his wife, daughter, and three sons live (and play!) with him in Tempe, inspiring his commitment to family and his team members' families.