Tom McPhatter

Tom McPhatter

Director of Business Development

Tom McPhatter joined Whitsell Innovations (WI) in 2014 as Director of Business Development and is responsible for engaging and supporting new and existing clients. Mr. McPhatter has diverse experience supporting multiple sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, and engineering.

Mr. McPhatter’s career started in 1998 in recruiting and sales for Allegis Group/Aerotek. After leading the business expansion efforts in multiple vertical markets, he took over business development for clinical research from 2006 to 2014. Since joining WI, Mr. McPhatter has trained, mentored, and led cross-functional teams providing contract services and talent acquisition in intensely competitive markets. He has conceptualized and launched successful niche offerings in multiple segments and geographies.

Mr. McPhatter studied at East Carolina University and has advanced training in business leadership, human resources, diversity and inclusion, sales, and recruiting. He serves on the board at his church, Southbridge Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is active in the broader Raleigh-Durham community.