Phil is a late-stage venture capital investor, having joined BDC Capital in 2009, and is a partner in his fourth fund. As a partner in the Co-investment Fund, Phil supports ecobee, Miovision Technologies, and Powerside. Phil is also a partner with BDC’s Diversified Portfolio, where he has been a member of several boards, acting as a key influencer and committee chair, taking responsibility for aligning strategies to scale companies. Phil was directly involved with 3esi, Elliptic, Progressive Solutions, Solido Design Automation, and Optosecurity.
Phil joined BDC Capital following a career in financial advisory services. He began his career in investment banking at HSBC Securities and has also worked independently, providing financial advisory services to Canadian small-cap companies.
In 2001, he joined TELUS Corporation as Director of Corporate Development/Mergers & Acquisitions. He spent the next seven years leading acquisitions and strategic divestitures on behalf of TELUS—both at the corporate level and for TELUS Ventures. Phil has also led acquisitions on behalf of CAE Inc. Phil has acted as an independent corporate director and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Immunology) from McGill University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.