Phil joined GTCR in 1992 and is currently a Managing Director of the firm. Phil previously worked in the Corporate Finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA in finance with high honors from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas.
Phil is co-head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at GTCR and has been focused on building this area for GTCR since 1996. Phil is currently a Director of Cision, Inteliquent, Lytx and Mega Broadband Investments. Phil has played a leadership role in a number of past investments including AppNet, CellNet, DigitalNet, Rural Broadband Investments, Solera, Sorenson Communications, Transaction Network Services and Zayo.
Phil is a member of the council at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and serves on the Polsky Center PE Council for the University of Chicago. In addition, Phil is a member of the board of trustees for Rush University Medical Center and a member of the board of governors for Rush University. He is also a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation’s Trustee Council. At the University of Texas, the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business was renamed the Canfield Business Honors Program in recognition of a generous gift from Phil and his wife. The University has recognized Phil as a Lifetime Leader and he serves on the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council.
University of Chicago
University of Texas