Peterson, Philip

Philip A. Peterson, FSA

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Philip A. Peterson specializes in early childhood and homelessness Pay for Success (PFS) strategies using social impact financing. He assists states and local jurisdictions with advisory services in developing PFS projects in the areas of early childhood education, parental/family education for young children, pre/post-natal home visiting, and housing and treatment programs for homeless individuals and families. He brings experience in strategic planning, team building, financial economics and risk management to his work.

Phil had a 38-year career in human resource and employee benefit consulting where he managed various practices and offices for Aon Hewitt and specialized in global retirement strategies, stock option valuation and human capital metrics. Most recently, he was a Deputy Director with ReadyNation providing PFS advisory services to jurisdictions.

Phil helped co-create with Child Care Matters, the Aon/United Way of Southeastern PA Hand-in-Hand Award for quality childcare in the business community. He has testified before the House Education Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on the importance of childcare to the business community. He served as member and board chair for a regional Pennsylvania homeless shelter for over 14 years. Phil has served on the board of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, and on the state board of the Pennsylvania Economy League. Phil joined and co-chaired the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission in 2008, and was the co-chair of the Advisory Board of ReadyNation.

He serves as Senior Advisor to Econsult Solutions, Inc. on social impact issues, specifically the use of Pay for Success by state and local communities.

Phil’s experience in consulting and the early childhood arena over the past 20 years has given him expertise in early childhood systems and outcomes, homelessness recovery, and pay for success models for health and education.

Phil earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Dickinson College. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Impact Financing
  • Social Impact Strategy