ISM CFO/COO Named a 2023 Philadelphia Titan

ISM CFO/COO Named to the 2023 Philadelphia Titan
ISM CFO/COO Named to the 2023 Philadelphia Titan

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July 14, 2023

Independent School Management (ISM) is pleased to announce Chip Cresswell, CFO/COO, as a 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Philadelphia’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion.

“I’m proud to see Chip’s hard work, dedication, and leadership recognized by the Titan 100. He is a standout in his field,” says Roxanne S. Higgins, ISM president and senior executive consultant. “His commitment to ISM’s vision, creative problem-solving skills, operational mindset, and financial acumen make him a trusted advisor. I’m delighted to have him as a member of my Executive Leadership Team.”

Since starting his first company as a teenager, Chip’s entrepreneurial spirit has never wavered—nor did his passion for sharing knowledge to help other businesses grow. His unique ability to envision for business, see a parth to achieve it, and then empower a team to get there has enabled him to create financial stability and infrastructure to support strategic plans, while also being adaptable and flexible.

“I’m honored and humbled to be selected as a member of the 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100,” says Chip. “It’s an exciting time at ISM. We continue to develop new products and services that strengthen the foundation of our company and further our mission.”

Collectively the 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 93,000 individuals and generate over $33 billion dollars in annual revenues. “The Titan 100 are shaping the future of the Philadelphia business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.

Chip will be honored at the annual Titan 100 awards celebration on September 21st, 2023, at “The Drexelbrook” located in Drexel Hill, PA.

Since 1975, ISM has remained dedicated to the advancement of school management, providing creative strategies that combine extensive research, proven administrative approaches, and personalized service. ISM offers premier professional development workshops and webinars for all school positions; advisory services, including consulting; software products; and insurance coverages tailored to the needs of K–12.


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