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2020 Marcia Peterman ECE Award

In recognition of outstanding loyalty, commitment, and service to the ECE department and its student, faculty, and alumni.

Phillip Lachman

Phillip Lachman

BSEE '04

Senior Business Development Manager, ClearMotion, Inc.

Boston, MA

Phillip Lachman (BSEE '04) is a Sr. Business Development Manager at ClearMotion Inc., a venture capital-backed start-up in Boston, Massachusetts, focused on bringing motion control technology solutions to the automotive industry. He is currently responsible for business development of the company's R&D portfolio, overseeing customer account management and developing strategic partnerships.

Upon graduating from Illinois ECE, Phillip worked as a Staff project engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California, leading several classified projects spanning missile defense, satellite development, and nuclear weapons security for a variety of DoD customers.

Phillip is an active angel investor, having invested in numerous start-ups throughout the US. Phillip currently serves as the treasurer of Walnut Ventures and is a founding venture partner of NextGen Venture Partners.  

Phillip graduated Stanford University with a MSEE in 2007 and received his MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Babson College in 2015. Phillip proudly served on the ECE Alumni Board from 2008-2019. 

When there aren't pandemics going on, he enjoys playing USTA tennis, pursuing philanthropic passions, and traveling with his wife, Julia, and their 18-month old son, Noah.

Current as of 2020.