Phil's entrepreneurial career started at age 9 when his parents told him he would have to earn his own money to buy an Atari video game system. So he sold extra tomatoes and beans from his garden and before long he had more than enough to buy the video game system. Phil graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Japanese. After college he worked at some small companies and EDS. Then was CTO of Auto Industry Portal for 7 years. Most recently, Phil has been a consultant for a diverse group of startups implementing everything from technology plans to database management systems. Phil has the founded two startups of note. One is JustLetMeSing.com, a music competition site. The other is CrowdLanding.com, a equity crowdfunding search engine.