Infor CEO Charles Phillips is being recognized by Business Insider magazine as one of "The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology."
"African-Americans in the tech industry still seem to be relatively few and far between. But that is changing," states the article by Megan Rose Dickey, which cites the appointment this year of Denise Young Smith to lead Apple's worldwide human resources division, and Dropbox's appointment last month of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors.
Phillips is ranked third on the list. His profile states:
"Charles Phillips made a big comeback last year. In fact, he's quietly becoming the "Steve Jobs" of business software.
"In 2013, Infor hit almost $2.8 billion in revenues, up from $2.2 billion when Phillips first joined the company. Prior to joining Infor, Phillips served as a captain in the Marines, a computer programmer, a managing director at Morgan Stanley, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's No. 2 guy."