Phil has served in a variety of roles with spinouts from Pitt, CMU and Lehigh. As an Entrepreneur in Residence with Pitt, he is actively involved in mentoring NSF I-Corps, Coulter Foundation, First Gear, and Science 2015 teams at Pitt. His grant writing has helped clients raise over $6 million. Phil currently serves as Chairman of BlueTree Allied Angels’ Growth and Transaction Committee and is a member of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.

Phil has served as a consultant to or C-level executive (eight companies) for manufacturing, mining, information technology, entertainment and life science companies at the startup stage and global corporation level. Prior to starting his own management consulting business 18 years ago, Phil owned a PR firm focused on the high tech sector, served as a director with Big Six accounting firms in Pittsburgh, was a partner with an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC and a chemist in the pharmaceutical sector in New York. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Pharmacotherapeutics from Long Island University and a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut.