Phil is a Co-Founder and Director of iCapital Network. He most recently served as Co-Chairman of First Avenue Partners, a placement agent firm based in London and New York. Previously, Phil was a partner of Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse following CSFB’s acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, where he co-founded and headed the Private Fund Group. From 1985 to 1994, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, and from 1980 to 1985, he was an investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Phil received an MBA from Columbia University and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Teagle Foundation.