Chief Executive Officer


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A native New Yorker, Phil started his career at a Fortune 100 company on Park Avenue. It didn’t take long for him to figure out that a role in a slow moving, goliath corporation wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction he craved. 

Within a few years, Phil was co-founder of a niche marketing firm, Dean Media. Based in Chicago, Dean Media focused on providing the hands on white glove treatment that clients deserve. Over the years, Phil helped lead the company to 4 Inc. 500/5000 awards and exponential growth. In 2016, at the culmination of an extremely successful 11 year run, Dean Media was acquired by another independent Chicago based agency. 

Phil has always believed that there is a “better way” to do business and make a living. It’s this belief that has driven him to launch The App Shack.

Phil resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife and three boys. When he’s not at work, you can usually find him on the sidelines or coaching.