Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Patricia Phillips leads the management, growth, strategic direction, business development, and asset & property management of PBA Group. She is responsible for ensuring the future and vitality of this growing and dynamic Canadian company.
In her role, she has closed over $1.5 billion in transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, reverse takeovers, and amalgamations—all led by her expert negotiation, structuring, and closing acumen.
Before joining PBA Group, Patricia Phillips founded and was CEO of three successful private oil and gas companies. All engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Patricia served as an economist on trade policy development for the Tokyo Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva. She has also worked on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston, co-managing the energy and sovereign sectors while working directly with financial issuers in areas of initial public offerings, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. Winning numerous awards in real estate, including the Maple Leaf ICSC Award for the development of the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, it’s no wonder that PBA Group maintains its energy and success.
Patricia believes in and practices giving back to her communities. She co-founded the Phillips Foundation, an organization that actively supports many charities within Calgary. Knowing that healthy businesses and healthy communities thrive when they work in tandem, she co-founded Calgary Rising, a collaborative initiative inviting like-minded capital partners to invest in private infrastructure that stimulates economic growth and promotes the good of the wider community.
Recently, she was appointed to the Board of Governors of The Glenbow Museum. Patricia is also a member of the Board of Directors of Jostle Corporation and Headversity.
Patricia Phillips attended Sciences Po in Paris, France. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas (Austin).