Dr. Philip R. Geist

Florida SBDC

MRMA Executive Activities Chair Non-Voting Member

About Dr. Philip R. Geist

Dr. Geist joined the UNF SBDC in 1996 to help the University of North Florida Small Business Development Center expand services into new areas. In his role as Sr. Consultant, Special Projects Team, he provides services in Marion County (Ocala), as well as satellite operations in Bradford, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy counties.

In addition to a doctorate in adult education, he holds an MBA in management and finance and has seventeen years of experience with both U.S. and international management consultant firms serving Fortune 500 companies and several national and state governments. He has lived and worked in five locations outside of the U.S. (England, Canada, Mexico, Italy, and Germany), and has experience in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining the University of North Florida he founded and co-owned several companies of his own.

Dr. Geist serves on several economic development boards in the counties he serves, boards of numerous civic and educational organizations, and was a charter appointee to the U.S. SBA Advisory Board for Florida at its inception in 1997.