Appian Ventures

Phillip is the CEO of VCM Technologies, a Houston-based mid-stage energy technology company with growing operations in the U.S. and Canada. Phillip was a founding member and managing director of Appian Ventures from 2002 to early 2009. Previously, he was a general partner of Roser Ventures, a Boulder, Colorado venture firm where he had the privilege of serving on the board of several firms, including Outlast Technologies, Tian Software, MobileForce and Ischemia Technologies.

Earlier in his career, Phillip was a vice president of Salomon Brothers International London in foreign exchange management and a vice president of Salomon Brothers Asia in Tokyo where he headed foreign exchange, corporate and institutional sales, and managed Australasian fixed income sales to central banks, pension funds and corporations. Before joining Salomon, Phillip was a fund manager and futures trader for National Mutual Life in Australia.

Phillip holds a B.Economics and B.Economics Honours from Macquarie University in Australia. He is a current member and former director of the Colorado Venture Capital Association.