President @ Ripcord Solutions
Phil Lambert is the founder and president of Ripcord, previously known as the Center for Continuity Leadership.
Ripcord is the industry leader in the design and implementation of business continuity programs. Ripcord is nationally recognized for its highly effective web-based training that engages, equips, and empowers businesses with planning and skills for disaster preparedness and recovery, emergency response, crisis management and business continuity. Lambert is also the senior architect of the company’s Rapid Continuity® program – an efficient, turnkey continuity solution being embraced by companies nationwide.
Lambert has nearly 22 years of experience in business continuity and disaster planning. Since founding the Ripcord in 2004, Lambert has designed and produced well over 200 customized training courses for corporations large and small.
Prior to that, Lambert led the business continuity programs at two Fortune 500 companies, Option One Mortgage (an H&R Block subsidiary) and Safeco Corporation. In these leadership positions, he earned a reputation for creating effective, integrated, and innovative business continuity solutions. Lambert excels at bridging the silos between departments and engaging team leaders across the company to develop an enterprise-wide “continuity culture” that strengthens the organization’s overall preparedness and resiliency.
Lambert is a well-regarded advocate and thought-leader in the business continuity and disaster recovery community. He has served on numerous advisory boards including the national Association for Contingency Planners (ACP). In addition, he holds two certifications the MBCI, and the CBCP designation. Lambert is frequently requested to speak at events and associations around the country in addition to leading more than 65 training workshops, courses and presentations at national conferences on business continuity, leadership and management.
Lambert is passionate about business continuity and the critical role it plays in today’s increasingly fast-paced and digital world. Through practical ideas and unique insights, he shares how and why to encourage a continuity-minded business culture in your organization.