Under Phil’s leadership, the Tech Team has grown to a statewide group of 8 business consultants that assist Michigan’s emerging technology based companies with their commercialization, financing and growth strategies.
Since Phil began working with the Michigan SBDC, the Tech Team has helped clients raise more than $200 million in capital formation and created more than 800 jobs. In 2008, he also launched the Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund with annual funding of $1.4 million to provide commercialization funding to match federal SBIR/STTR research and development grants and contracts. In 2012 he launched the $3 million Business Accelerator Fund that is accessed by Michigan’s business accelerator network to provide specialized services to their high-tech clients.
Phil serves on the board of directors of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Local Development Finance Authority, BBC Entrepreneurial Training Corporation and Recycle Ann Arbor. He is a former president and VP of programming at Ann Arbor’s investor forum, the New Enterprise Forum.