Experienced and Aligned Core Senior Team:
The core team models accountability, collaboration and agility.
We are paid for performance, as a result, we are not fixated on annual bonuses nor job preservation.

Philip (Phil) Krichilsky
Philip (Phil) Krichilsky CEO & Founder
Turn-Around Specialist, Corporate Director , Social Entrepreneur with Consumer/Industrial East Asia Focus

Over 20 years leadership experience in demanding business and military environments. Accomplished entrepreneur, business leader, and change agent that enjoys turning businesses around, leading P&Ls to sustainable growth, and motivating and focussing teams. In addition, my team and I invest in Social Impact businesses

Phil and his team, currently work with international companies on operational excellence, business improvement, and exit. In addition, he is applying his corporate and military leadership experiences into the social sector by expanding his business from turn-around leadership to helping successful impact businesses that are struggling to make a profit turn around and scale.

Phil launched Innovative Directions in 1995 as an advisory and innovation service. and grew it into a $2M brand. Phil, helped turn around a light manufacturing company by integrating operations and sales and implementing a CRM; provided subcontract services to business brokers, as well as successfully advising start ups.

IDL is a Veteran company, and is registered as a Veteran Owned Business in US.


P&L Leadership- both Direct & Matrix
Sales and Marketing Management
Six Sigma– Master Black Belt/Quality Leader/Black Belt
Entrepreneurship- started & operated companies both for large companies & solo
Global Experience- ran operations in Asia, South America, & North America


Phil Krichilsky Podcast

Kate Michelson
Kate MichelsonCTO & Partner