About Iris Phillips
President and CEO of Grace Federal Solutions, a professional services company which provides services to both the Federal and Private sectors. Iris Phillips oversees her company’s strategic direction, business development and financial operations, and she has successfully led her company to dynamic growth since its founding. Iris excels in establishing client relationships and facilitating contract negotiations by leveraging over 15 years of leadership experience in human capital management and project management. Her expertise in healthcare services incorporates process efficiencies, continuous improvement and operational excellence to ensure that her teams exceed client expectations.
Iris has been a member of NCDBA since 2015 and is a member of the Women in Defense Committee. As President of Grace Federal, Iris has been featured in several articles regarding successful women business owners. Most recently, Grace was featured in the June 2017 article of Forbes magazine regarding minority women owned small businesses and their success. Maximizing her depth and breadth of healthcare expertise, Iris oversees the operational activities of Grace Federal Solutions to ensure on time and customized service delivery that meets or exceeds customer requirements; the development and execution of business strategies; and the optimization of company profits without sacrificing client satisfaction. Her previous healthcare administration and management responsibilities include the evaluation of staffing needs to ensure capacity requirements are met, as well as developing workforce implementation plans which are commensurate with departmental needs.
Iris is a proud supporter of several community organizations, such as MedAssist and StepUp Durham, and she serves as a supportive mentor to others.