Heidi Blakeway-Phillips

Assistant Professor
Department of Accountancy
Weatherhead School of Management

Heidi Blakeway-Phillips, CPA, is an experienced executive from a financial and commercial background with over 30 years of experience in creating value for the shareholders of international businesses. She has held executive positions and board directorships at companies based in Europe and the U.S., as well as board directorships at nonprofit organizations.

Within corporate organizations, her role has been as the COO or CFO and included defining and executing viable and tempered value strategies: reconfiguring operations, migrating to new business models, introducing operational and financial reporting and controls, negotiating exits and alliances, and leading other critical negotiations. Over the past decade, she has been integral to two successful IPOs. She has extensive experience operating internationally, including the challenges of hyper-inflationary and emerging economies. She lived in London for 20 years and throughout the US for the remaining years. She has started-up, owned and operated businesses in both Europe and the US.

Within nonprofit roles, she has led the establishment of best practices for the boards and organizations with which she has been involved, the development of new revenue sources, the broadening of memberships and sponsorships, and the alignment of the organization’s practices with its mission.

Blakeway-Phillips is a CPA (New York) having worked for a global accounting and advisory firm in both London and New York. Her areas of specialty were mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, litigation support and other advisory and consulting services. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School, and a BS in Accounting from The University of Akron.

Initially Appointed: 2017


Master of Business Administration
Columbia University
Master of Business Administration
London Business School
Bachelor of Science
The University of Akron

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Reporting I
  • Corporate Reporting II
  • Foundations of Accounting II

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