Phillippe Lord, 48, became Chief Executive Officer of Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH) on January 1, 2021, after serving as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and member of the Company’s executive team since April 2015. He is also a member of the Meritage Board of Directors. Prior to becoming COO, Phillippe was Region President for the Meritage Homes West Region beginning in 2012. The region consisted of six operating divisions in Arizona, California, and Colorado, employing 450plus people. Phillippe originally joined the company in 2008 to create its strategic operations function, providing analysis and recommendations on all land acquisitions, product, and pricing.
Phillippe is credited with leading Meritage Homes to many significant achievements during his tenure as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He was instrumental in formulating and executing the company’s business strategy, which focuses on the entry-level and first move-up markets while diligently driving operational excellence and customer satisfaction.