Phil spent 32 year of his career in IT, working in various industries: Direct Sales, Telecommunications, Automotive, Software, Insurance and Healthcare.
His current roles are development, oversight and delivery of all IT projects for Thirty-One Gifts and Responsible for all areas of IT operations including strategic planning, applications, servers, networks, telephony, help desk
He began his career as a contract programmer (Mainframe/PC) for Compuware. He then entered into the LAN/WAN and server management area as PC networks and servers started to evolve, then moving into management roles with increasing responsibility.
He has complete responsibility for the IT departments at various small-/mid-size companies – One of his most interesting was Open Text, where he had IT staff in 8 different countries, requiring quarterly visits to Europe
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Economics.