Over a 30 year career, Phillip has worked at numerous fast-growing technology companies as a founder, investor, executive,technologist, and now, CEO of Message Systems. In recent years Phillip has served as chairman of EnterpriseDB, a leading open source database company; chairman of RollStream, a SaaS supply chain collaboration company (acquired by GXS); and as co-founder and executive chairman of VisualCV.com, an online multimedia resume website (acquired by Talemetry).
Previously, Phillip was Chairman and CEO of webMethods, Inc., a leading vendor of business integration software, which he co-founded in 1996 with a software product developed in his basement. Under his leadership, the company pioneered web services and XML-based software integration technologies, demonstrated the strongest revenue growth ($1M to over $200M) of any US software company in the period 1998 through 2002, and achieved the most successful software IPO to date in February of 2000. webMethods was acquired by Software AG in 2007 for $550M. Awards Phillip has received include KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Washingtonian Magazine "Titan of Technology", and CRN "Top 25 Executive”.
Phillip holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.