Phil, a Founding Board Member of ICX Media, is the Founder and Managing Member of Avonlea Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on high-potential internet, media, mobile and technology-related companies. Other Avonlea portfolio companies include: Advantia, Airside Mobile, Armory, Avizia, ClearLeap (acquired by IBM), ETA Compute, Flytedesk, Greensmith (acquired by Wartsila), Haste, King & Union, Pacify, Pinxter, Ryft Systems, SpotX (acquired by RTL Media), Stand-Up Digital, Vizbee, Wireless Registry, Yet Analytics, ZeeMee.
Phil is a former Managing General Partner of Columbia Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on Media, Communications and Technology. Phil joined Columbia Capital in 1992, leading the firm’s growth and transition into a premier institutional investor-backed investment firm. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Vubiquity (Chair), ICX Media, Ryft Systems. Former Columbia portfolio companies that Phil managed include Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Call Technologies (acquired by 3Com), Columbia Spectrum Management (acquired by P-Com), GoAhead Software (acquired by Oracle), NMP (acquired by AppNet / Commerce One), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), Saville Systems (NASDAQ: SAVLY subsequently acquired by ADC Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), Telular (NASDAQ: WRLS), Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson).
Phil serves as Immediate Past Chair of the College Foundation Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia and served on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary from 2004 to 2012. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Saint Stephens Saint Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. Phil received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.