Phil Gillman

I build businesses, products, and teams.

Leader and advisor for fintech and regtech companies in product, operations, people, and organizational growth. Skilled at guiding and growing products and teams across all aspects of modern product businesses, and helping organizations innovate at the intersection of brand, technology, and experience. 25+ years experience in digital innovation, product development, technology, and marketing.

Work Experience

Arctos Ventures

Fractional COO, CPO, & Advisor

Aug 2018 - Current

Co-Founder and Lead Consultant of a venture development firm that partners with corporations and entrepreneurs.

Strategy and Product consulting on a range of startup and corporate incubation projects.

Recently led the product and program management, design, and build of a multi-term business charge card product for a Series A Startup.

Currently guiding the business model, product, and growth plan for a pre-seed fintech, and collaborating with several other pre-seed startups on launch planning.


Chief Product Officer

Apr 2021 - Apr 2023

Grew and led the product and design practice and teams globally. My role involved leading the implementation of end to end product strategy and consulting models; supporting the sales team and overall business growth; hiring and mentoring product and design leads; leading and scaling the team and practice through 5x growth in 2021-2022.

Member of the executive team, worked closely with cross functional senior leadership to expand the breadth and depth of offerings across product, strategy, and end-to-end fintech and financial services product development.

Clients & Partners collaborated with include: auxmoney (DE), Wealth at Work (UK), GPS/thredd (UK), RevoMoney (UK), Stealth NeoBank (PH), Zvilo (EU), GalGal (IN), Justo (CA), ThoughtMachine (Global), EpisodeSix (Global), Solaris (EU)


Managing Director, Americas

Sep 2020 - Sep 2021

Led growth and engagements in the Americas.

Advised and supported strategy, design, and product teams globally.

Brandpoint Analytics


Mar 2020 - Current

Led product and technology for a new way of brand and consumer engagement and shopping.

micromobility ventures


Mar 2019 - Current

Advisor and investor focused on the future of local and urban transportation. Supporting early stage entrepreneurs and concepts.


Co-founder, CEO

Mar 2013 - Aug 2018

Co-founder and CEO of Siberia, a boutique digital innovation consultancy. Responsible for overseeing the management side of the business, including Operations, Finance, Strategy, and Planning.

Co-led the growth of the company to 4 offices globally, 34 people, 5.5mm revenue, and a successful acquisition by a larger consulting firm. Conducted all sell side due diligence required to complete a fast track sale under three weeks.

On a day to day basis planned and negotiated product scopes with clients, managed staffing and growth planning, collaborated on business development and pitches, led internal IP and process development, and ensured operations continuity. Regularly collaborated with teams on client projects including product development, technology innovation, and product positioning.

Soap Creative

Creative Director

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013

Led creative concepting for clients including Pernod Ricard, ING Direct and Unilever. Managed concept and brand/strategy teams. Wrote copy, concepted and created things.


Creative Director, Copywriter, Experience Designer

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Creative Direction, Copy, Experience Design & Strategy for a range of clients and projects. Agencies & Brands include: Digitas, AIS/Havas Media, Momentum WW, Delta, TIAA-CREF, Verizon and many more.

Banner Blog


Jan 2006 - Jan 2011

One of several editors of . Catalog the best online advertising and media.

Kastner & Partners

Interactive Creative Director

Dec 2008 - Mar 2010

Led interactive creative and production for a range of clients including Red Bull, 2k Sports and Firethorn/Qualcomm. Projects included Games, Advertising, Websites and Applications. Work closely with traditional creative teams to ensure the creation of highly successful integrated campaigns.

GX Studios

Strategic Advisor

Oct 2008 - Mar 2009

Advised startup gaming company on Strategy & Marketing.

Soap Creative

Experience Director / Sr Creative [freelance]

Jun 2008 - Dec 2008

Extensive concepting, writing and creative strategy work.

Clients include: Foxtel: concepting, writing, experience design, creative direction and online branding for website relaunch and online video application development and launch. 3 Mobile: creative and experience consultant for e-commerce redesign. Unilever: Cornetto and Rexona: strategy and concepting for campaigns, online and integrated outdoor/ hybrid/guerrilla.

DDB Worldwide, Seattle

ACD & Director, Experience Design

Jun 2006 - Feb 2008

Led the development of innovate solutions that drive engagements between brands and their constituents and consumers. Collaborate with creative and strategy to ensure high quality production and successful engagements. Drive adoption of cutting edge technology and media that open new communication and engagement channels for brands.

Peel Interactive

Executive Producer & Co-Creative Director

Jan 2004 - Jun 2006

Concepted and produced a wide range of cutting edge interactive creative projects.

Started primarily on the technology and motion side and transitioned to be creative lead in partnership with the Exec. Creative Director and Interactive Director. Served as the co-creative director on a wide range of projects, writing concepts, selling them through to new and existing clients, and guiding concepts through implementation.

Peel Interactive

Media Technologist

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

Concepted and Developed interactive applications and marketing materials for a wide range of clients.


Executive Producer, Creative Director and New Media Consultant

Jan 1999 - Jan 2003

Co-founded a small interactive shop. Led creative direction and development for a range of small and mid- size clients. Closed down the company to pursue other interests.

Interactive Designer

Jun 2000 - Jun 2001

Concepting, Animation, Front End Development, JS, CSS, HTML, Flash.

Earthday 2000

Marketing Program Manager (Interactive Focus)

Jan 2000 - Jun 2000

Led digital marketing and emerging fund-raising programs. Led corporate & celebrity partnership efforts for fundraising purposes. Led innovation partnerships, working with and others to develop cutting edge online fundraising & awareness platforms.

Southland Farmers' Market Association

Office Manager

Sep 1998 - Oct 1999

Led the development of first website & email marketing efforts. Managed financials and bookkeeping including payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Coordinated and assisted with market operations.

Earth Communications Office

Special Events & Online Marketing Consultant

1998 - 1999

Outside consultant assisting with special events & digital efforts.


Pomona College

BA History, extensive Physics coursework

1992 - 1997