Executive Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

scottScott Rutledge

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Scott is the Founder & CEO of The Phoenix Group (TPG), a point of sale distribution and logistics management company.  He founded the company in 2001 and has guided the growth and development of the company since.  The Phoenix Group has grown to become the nation’s largest independently owned point of sale distribution and logistics company.  Prior to founding TPG, Scott was the General Manager of The Horizon Group, a point of sale equipment distributor.  Scott holds a BBA from The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

jillJill Albitar

Chief Financial Officer

Jill Albitar currently serves as the CFO of both The Phoenix Group (TPG) and FoxPaw, Inc. where she directs a shared service team in the development of the financial organization, support of the operational units, and reporting of financial results.  Prior to joining TPG and FoxPaw, she oversaw the internal control development of PBF Energy during its transition from a development stage entity through initial operating years including its IPO and first year of Sarbanes Oxley compliance.  Albitar previously served as Vice President and Controller of the Armstrong Companies where she developed a financial organization from the entity’s development stage through to continuing operations including installing systems, developing staff and controls, reporting formats, and serving as a key member of the executive management team.  Albitar’s earlier experience includes Director of Finance for Silgan Plastics, managing the Accounting and Internal Audit functions, Director of Premcor Refining improving the efficiency, accuracy, and cost effectiveness of various financial functions for 10 years, and as a consultant for BP Oil reorganizing and developing a troubled financial department. Her initial professional experience includes 5 years as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Albitar carries a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from The University of Akron and a Master’s of Business Administration from The University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.  Albitar is a fully licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.

lizLiz Everett

Vice President – Strategic Accounts

Liz Everett, originally from Nebraska, began her career in the payments industry with First of Omaha Merchant Processing in 1994.  Once relocated to Sacramento in 2002, she quickly found an Account Executive position within Vital Merchant Services which later was wholly owned by TSYS.  During her eight years with TSYS, she managed a team of Account Executives and Salespeople as well as the Operations Teams for a period of time.  The Phoenix Group (TPG) purchased this division from TSYS in October 2010.  Since joining TPG executive leadership team, Everett has focused her team on relationship building, hands on client management, and perseverance which has driven major success in the strategic sales revenue.

Wally Sebastian

Vice President – Distribution Accounts

Wally Sebastian is a St. Louis native and joined The Phoenix Group in 2008.  Prior to joining TPG, Sebastian was an insurance broker, owning and operating 2 locations in the St. Louis market for 13 years.  He sold his business in 2008 and joined The Phoenix Group.   Throughout his tenure with TPG, Sebastian has been promoted through the ranks to his current position of Vice President of Distribution Accounts.  The Phoenix Group has seen immense growth in distribution sales under Sebastian’s leadership.  Sebastian attributes much of his success to his commitment to building and maintaining relationships with his customers.

mikecoyneMike Coyne

Vice President – Operations

Mike Coyne joined The Phoenix Group in April of 2011 as the Repair production manager.  In his first two years in this role, Coyne and his Repair Production Team successfully supported sales growth with a 66% increase in production while producing a quality rating of over 99%. In the fall of 2015, Coyne was promoted to his current role as Vice President of Operations.  In his current role, Coyne directs a team of managers that are responsible for all daily operations of the Deployment, Encryption, Shipping, Receiving, and Repair Production departments.

Coyne’s previous experience was with Hartland Automotive as the District Manager of eight retail locations in the St. Louis market  from 2004-2011.  Coyne’s resposbility was a focus on district financials per location, process improvements, and exceeding company goals of sales and customer service.   Coyne’s earlier career experience was with Automation Services-Process Controls International for twelve years, 1992-2004, as a Warehouse and Logistics Manager.