Phil is an industry veteran, having had a hand in groundbreaking work involving everything from e-commerce and social media to computer/console gaming. He heads up our team in the Big Apple.


Philip is a Principal with Hot Studio’s New York office. He is a 20+ year veteran of the information technology and interactive media industries and has played critical roles in numerous ground-breaking initiatives involving personalization technology, e-commerce, social media and computer / console gaming.

Philip began his career as a top-performing analyst and manager for global consulting firms Accenture and Booz Allen & Hamilton, providing technology strategy and systems implementation for Fortune 100 companies. His passion for innovation led him very early into the Internet boom, where he was a start-up member of Art Technology Group and Scient Corporation, and continued beyond with a leadership role at 3D software innovator Yappa Corporation of Japan. In these roles, Philip has delivered business, technology and creative solutions to clients such as Sony, BMG Music, Chrysler, Harvard Business School, and many others.

In addition to his experience in information technology and interactive media, Philip has worked as a producer in the independent film industry. His credits include award-winning full-length narrative feature films as well as a collection of short films produced as an exhibit for a New York cultural museum. Philip is also a board member of dGenerate Films, a digital distribution company representing independent film made by filmmakers in China, and a board advisor to the Philadelphia Asian-American Film Festival.

Philip earned his B.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.