Phil Ott

Senior Partner

Philip is recognized by colleagues and clients for his Accounting and Finance sector experience and expertise, as well as for his network throughout the Chicago area. 

Philip embodies a practical set of skills, having spent the first half of his career in tax and internal audit functions for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and in corporate accounting positions for Citadel and Goldman Sachs. His background enables him to rapidly and accurately assess client needs and identify “the right fit” for both candidates and clients. Philip strives to place candidates who are positioned to drive long-term value for his clients.

He started his career with a large, national recruiting agency. He left Addison in 2014 to start Grayson Search with three of his mentors.

Phil earned a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a dedicated Wildcats fan. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to live music events, and volunteering at St. Matthias School.