Jackson Phillips is a Managing Director at Atairos. Mr. Phillips joined Atairos from Avista Capital Partners, where he participated in all major investment functions, including origination, transaction execution and portfolio company development. Mr. Phillips was a founding member of Avista and served as a Director on several portfolio company boards. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Phillips worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Phillips received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.