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Eric S. Philo, Board of Advisors

philo3Eric Philo is a Managing Director at Avalon Worth, an investment bank in New York. He started his career at Goldman, Sachs, where he spent 13 years as a senior equity securities analyst following media companies. He also served in senior positions at Brompton Cross Capital Advisors, a long/short hedge fund, Shopkorn Associates, a family office/hedge fund, and Jennison Associates, a money manager serving institutions and individuals. Mr. Philo's particular focus is media, internet and telecommunications, although he has broad experience across many industries.

Mr. Philo has extensive capital markets experience. He was instrumental in selling and valuing many IPOs, including Scholastic, Gartner Group, Reader's Digest, McClatchy, and others. He played a major role in setting IPO price, determining deal feasibility, creating the marketing documents and selling the deal. He also raised the majority of the startup money for BuildandSearch.

While Mr. Philo was vice president at Goldman, he was consistently named to Institutional Investor magazine's All-Star Team and The Wall Street Journal All-Star team (publishing). Mr. Philo has an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.B.A. from George Washington University. At both schools he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He has served as Mentor, New York Society of Securities Analysts Investment Research Challenge, 2008-2012, most recently for the Columbia Business School Team. He has also served as Mentor for the Columbia University Business School Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing.

Mr. Philo has published numerous articles on economic policy and capital markets on a major financial website.

In addition to the above, Mr. Philo has pursued several entrepreneurial ventures, including an automotive search website, and most recently, a music school.

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