Bio

Phyllis Hollis has more than thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry. She was the President/ CEO of a minority-owned boutique broker-dealer before launching a weekly podcast, Cerebral Women Art Talks, to promote and provide marketing services to visual artists, mainly artists of color, female artists and art professionals.

Hollis began her career in technology working for IBM as a Systems Engineer. In 1983 she transitioned to the financial services industry working for Salomon Brothers in mortgage finance. In 1994, Hollis became a co-founder of the first minority investment bank, Utendahl Capital Partners, with Merrill Lynch as a strategic partner.

During her tenure at M.R. Beal & Co., Phyllis was involved with the Facebook IPO in 2012. This was her introduction to innovative marketing technologies and the catalyst to her interest in digital marketing strategies.

Since leaving her position as a CEO in 2018, Phyllis earned certifications in digital marketing from Cornell, Google and Harvard. She built upon these skills and launched her podcast, Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast, which combines her passion for technology and the visual arts.

Phyllis is a trustee of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and GuildHall in East Hampton. She serves on various committees which include strategic planning, investments/finance, impact initiatives, and marketing. She is also a member of the Skowhegan Council and the MoMA Friends of Education council.