Phillip was born and raised in Florida before enlisting in the Army at 17 years of age. While in the Army Phillip was a member of the 35th Signal Brigade, 112th Signal Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, and 7th Special Forces Group. He deployed once each to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of Special Operations Task Forces. While in the Army Phillip’s passion for finance took root and led him to pursue an education in business and finance. Upon separation he returned to Florida and ultimately obtained his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida before enrolling in their Full-time 2 year MBA program. Phillip has experience in corporate finance and non-profit finance with New York Life Insurance Company and Youth Lift, respectively. Phillip’s hobbies include backcountry hiking, paragliding, and coin collecting.