Apptio has officially appointed Zillow Group Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Philips to its board of directors.
Apptio is a business management system that specializes in hybrid information technology. The organization announced the selection of Philips, who will serve on the Apptio's Audit and Compensation Committees.
"Kathleen's unique financial, legal and operations background scaling Zillow Group make her a natural fit for our board," Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta said. "As a CFO, she will also provide guidance on how to scale Apptio's financial transparency and planning applications to thousands of IT leaders across the template."
Philips also spoke on her anticipation of joining the board of directors for the company after her May 31 appointment.
"As a market leader, Apptio is led by an incredible team and I am honored to be a part of their mission to bring IT cost transparency, planning and optimization to thousands of CIOs and CFOs," she said. " As a senior leader at Zillow Group, I've had the opportunity to contribute to our organization's growth and am eager to do the same at Apptio."
Philips has worked with Zillow since 2010 as general counsel. She was appointed to chief operating officer in 2013 and served in that role until 2015. Prior to joining the Zillow team, Kathleen was the General Counsel for Hotwire, StubHub, Flip Video camera maker Pure Digital Technologies, and FanSnap.
Philips is also the recipient of many competitive awards such as Puget Sound Business Journal's 2017 Chief Financial Officer of the Year for a large public company, Puget Sound Business Journal's 2012 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year, Seattle Business Magazine's 2013 General Counsel of the Year, San Francisco Business Times' 2013 Corporate Counsel of the Year finalist, and honoree in San Francisco Business Times' Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2014.
She received her juris doctor with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and is on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School.