Philip S. Topham

MBA – Business Consultant

Areas of Expertise

Coaching technical founders, preparing for investors, developing a go-to-market strategy, managing growth and performance, ideation and innovation, LEAN canvas, Agile software development, Agile business planning, artificial intelligence, software-as-a-service, internet-of-things, data analytics, Google Analytics.


My Experience

As an entrepreneur myself, I’ve more than 25 years in pharmaceutical, life sciences, healthcare insurance, vitamin manufacturing, and food Industries.  I’ve been everything from janitor to the founder/CEO. I’ve served as a divisional chief information officer and startup chief technology officer.

I’ve experienced what happens when a traditional company gets $20M venture capital infusion to become the next big thing. I’ve also experienced building a business without venture backing. I built Lnx Research from zero to profitability selling more than $5M to big pharma and changed the way the pharmaceutical industry operates.

I have patents in social network analysis and machine learning and am now considered a pioneer in artificial intelligence. I hold a BS Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and an MBA from Pepperdine University. When I’m not consulting, I can be found playing billiards and socializing with friends and family.


How I Add Value to Your Business

I coach and consult. I focus on growth and innovation. I help you simplify your story.

For startups and small growing companies:

  • Investor preparedness and pitch deck development
  • Building business skills for technical founders
  • Finding and communicating your value proposition
  • Operational performance and key metrics
  • Leadership capacity development
  • Manage and navigate the digital transformation process
  • Develop a company’s innovative muscle


Words of Wisdom

Ideas are cheap; revenue is priceless; surround yourself with smart people.

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