Our Team

David Phillips
Innovation Provocateur
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Equal parts educator, facilitator, and instigator, David has devoted his professional life to helping people make things better. He founded Faster Glass in 2010 as a way to combine his passion for sharing the principles of innovation and design, his impatience with blindly accepting the status quo, and his love of meeting and learning from others.

 

David spent six years at Bank of America where he developed and led programs focused on integrating the principles of innovation into a Six Sigma culture. He also served as a subject matter expert “on loan” to China Construction Bank as they built their new product innovation lab. Prior to his time in financial services, David served in a wide range of capacities in public accounting, public education, and the U.S. Air Force.

 

David draws on his diversity of experience to approach situations from different perspectives and to enable others to do the same. Based in Charlotte, David also enjoys being a husband, father, photographer, musician, and mountain biker, even as he is often reminded of his amateur status in all five endeavors. 

 

David earned a B.S in Education (cum laude) from Louisiana Tech University.

 

Little Known Fact

David once danced with football legend Johnny Unitas. True story!

 
Kristy Teskey
Innovation Catalyst
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As a perpetual big thinker, problem solver, and meaning-maker, Kristy takes sparks of ideas and helps people and organizations bring them to life. She is an avid believer that great organizations are ones that fully align values, people, strategy, and culture. Always an educator at heart, she loves to facilitate and engage in knowledge sharing that never fails to make all ideas stronger and better. Most of all, she strives every day to be an energy giver that helps breathe new life into “this is the way we have always done it.”

 

Before joining Faster Glass, Kristy led the creation and collective planning process for the statewide cross-sector education initiative, myFutureNC, served as the inaugural executive director of the John M. Belk Endowment with a strategic vision toward systemic change in postsecondary education and shaped the national education to workforce philanthropic portfolio for The Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Kristy does not look at what she does as only a “day job,” but also channels her leadership and strategic thinking know-hows into her community board roles at Leadership North Carolina, YWCA of Central Carolinas, and North Carolina State University’s School of Education Advisory Board.

 

Kristy earned a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (Summa Cum Laude) from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University in English Education. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and two fur babies, never far away from her sweet daddy, and is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University.

Little Known Fact

As a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid, Kristy is grateful that social media was not a thing back in the day . . . it keeps people guessing about her childhood status as a PK angel or PK hellion.