Mrs. McPhilliamy is a managing director in Harris Williams’ Consumer Group. She has over 20 years of experience providing strategic and financial advice to public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity firms regarding mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and capital structure.
Mrs. McPhilliamy has worked with many industry leaders and disruptors in the consumer and specialty retail sectors. Prior to joining Harris Williams in 2018, Mrs. McPhilliamy spent 15 years at Wells Fargo as managing director and head of Consumer Investment Banking and six years in Morgan Stanley’s Global Retail group and Merrill Lynch’s Financial Sponsors group.
Mrs. McPhilliamy earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the boards of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte, Cosmetic Executive Women, and the National Mother’s Day Council.
Mrs. McPhilliamy has received numerous awards including being named a “Mover, Shaker and Money Maker” by Women’s Wear Daily in 2018, recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal for their “Women in Business” awards in 2017, and was named one of “Beauty’s 50 Most Powerful Women” by Women’s Wear Daily in 2015.