Prior to joining Renova in 2010, Phil was a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Friedman Billings Ramsey and Co. (NASDAQ: FBRC), where he was directly responsible for capitalizing over $13 billion of capital market transactions. He also served as the Managing Director and COO of Capital Crossover Partners, a private equity fund initially affiliated with FBR, where he coordinated the fund’s initial capital raise and closing, served as the principal investor relations contact for limited partners in the fund, and oversaw all back office activities. Phil was also a founder of the Urban West Group, a Denver-based real estate development firm specializing in large, multi-use projects. Earlier, Phil had a 17- year career in politics and government, capped by serving as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to Bill Clinton, where he reported directly to and had daily interaction with the President. In this position, Phil managed information flow to and from the Oval Office and within the West Wing, and was responsible for final presentation and analysis of all decision memoranda for the President. Phil is a Commissioner of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, a mayoral appointment, and the immediate past Chairman, having served in that position for three years. He holds a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.