Phil Schwolert

Phil Schwolert

Business and Project Development Professional

Fort Collins, Colorado Area
Renewables & Environment

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Phil Schwolert's Overview

  • President at Flame Communications, LLC
  • Administration/Budget Group Supervisor at Colorado State Forest Service
  • Forest Management Division Supervisor at Colorado State Forest Service

500+ connections


Phil Schwolert's Summary

►Business Development Distinction – Driven by Listening, Learning, and Leveraging◄

Listening - The discipline and ability to implement questioning strategies, which demonstrate my genuine focus on customer success, while revealing customer priorities, resources, and decision making processes.

Learning - The persistence and resourcefulness to discover ideas, information, and insights that equip my full consideration of each customer, their markets, and the companies I serve.

Leveraging - The capacity to shape organizational direction in pursuit of market opportunities, fueled by relationships that engage the people and processes required to deliver real business growth solutions.

► “…and am consistently impressed with his abilities, hard work and his moral and ethical nature. I worked with Novo for almost 20 years and saw many talented people in Phil's role. Without question, Phil was the best person we ever had in that (business development) position.”
Gregg Tomberlin – Senior Energy Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

*Demonstrated by career, affirmed by Style of Influence™

• Innovative cognitive style • Empathizing relational style • Directive goal style • Delegating detail style

►Results-focused business development - domestic and international, including market evaluation, opportunity assessment, lead generation, prospect qualification, relationship management, sales process facilitation, and transaction completion.

►Relationship-driven internal and external communications services – personal and organizational, including focused alignment of products, audiences, messages, delivery, and response. This alignment is foundational to effective organizational training, management, administration, and leadership, as well as successful marketing, negotiations, sales, project development, and client retention.

My personal motto: “Serve to succeed.”

Phil Schwolert's Experience


Flame Communications, LLC

January 2008Present (6 years 4 months)

Dedicated business development professional with extensive experience in natural resources and energy sectors in both public and private enterprise, distilling complex technical issues into focused and customer-centered solutions, while cultivating long-term business relationships.

Broad experience serving clients in both public and private sectors spanning multiple industries in both the US and internationally. Skills and experience include sales, marketing, training, public speaking, team leadership, program development, contract management, budget development, planning and operations, human resources, grant administration, and policy assessment.

Currently serving oil & gas exploration & production companies, as well as field services and equipment providers with drill cuttings and contaminated soil bioremediation and disposal solutions.

Business Development Director

Novo Energy LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Renewables & Environment industry

June 2010February 2013 (2 years 9 months)

Domestic and international business development. Identifying and engaging opportunities for delivery of technical consulting and equipment supply sales. Market analysis, lead generation, and prospect qualification. Prospect interactions in more than 40 countries on five continents, ranging from small independent ventures to multi-national corporations. Project proposal preparation and long-term client cultivation.

Executive Director

The BRIGHT Center, Inc

October 2009December 2011 (2 years 3 months)

The BRIGHT Center was a renewable energy generation and research center focused on facilitating the transition of biomass-to-energy technologies from research to commercial scale. Working with public and private partners, the Center intended to establish a commercial-scale facility in Northern Colorado that would deliver base load renewable electricity to the grid, while evaluating current and emerging technologies and their associated solid biomass fuels.

Privately Held; Myself Only; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2004October 2009 (5 years 10 months)

The Homesteader - Northern Colorado Edition is the premier, monthly publication for new homeowners.

Administration/Budget Group Supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2002June 2004 (2 years 1 month)

Managed agency budget and administration staff group. Responsible for delivery and support of agency budget and administrative functions. Supervised headquarters staff and supported 12 field units.

Forest Management Division Supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 1997June 2002 (5 years 1 month)

Led forest management programs and supervised program staff.

Phil Schwolert's Skills & Expertise

  1. Negotiation
  2. Customer Relations
  3. Sales Process
  4. Administration
  5. Public Speaking
  6. New Business Development
  7. International Business
  8. Marketing Communications
  9. Interpersonal Communication Abilities
  10. Team Leadership
  11. Advertising
  12. Project Management
  13. Strategic Planning
  14. Marketing
  15. Customer Service
  16. Entrepreneurship
  17. Program Management
  18. Leadership
  19. Business Development
  20. System Administration
  21. B2B
  22. Time Management
  23. Nonprofits
  24. Contract Negotiation
  25. Sales Operations
  26. Social Media
  27. Small Business
  28. Management
  29. Public Relations
  30. Training
  31. Sales
  32. Lead Generation
  33. Marketing Strategy
  34. Project Planning
  35. Budgets
  36. Leadership Development
  37. Strategy
  38. Start-ups
  39. Analysis
  40. Business Planning
  41. Networking
  42. Human Resources
  43. Policy
  44. Consulting
  45. Renewable Energy
  46. Team Building
  47. Strategic Partnerships
  48. Sustainability
  49. Business Strategy
  50. Government

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