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Phillis Ward-Sumter
Chief Financial Officer

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Phillis Ward-Sumter oversees all aspects of the company’s financial management, ensuring the integrity and analytical rigor core to Sucherman’s reputation as the trusted advisors to the world’s leading media, technology, and sports brands. Based in New York, Phillis manages the company’s payroll and employee benefits, while also providing business management support to each of the company’s practice leads.

Phillis’ relentless attention to detail and devotion to ensuring transparent accounting and reporting for clients builds on her years of experience in creative businesses, including fashion and artist management as well as media and entertainment.

Prior to joining Sucherman in 2014 as accounts manager, Phillis was a junior accountant at Art Partner, a leading artist management agency and full-service production company. Previously, she worked in accounts payable at Burberry, with responsibilities in audit preparation and vendor management.

Phillis earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at Monroe College.