Phil Gordon

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Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon has led a "No Limits" life filled with adventure, challenges, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. A National Merit Scholar who entered college at 15, Phil began his professional life as a computer scientist after earning his degree from Georgia Tech.

His first business success saw his company, Netsys Technologies, acquired by Cisco Systems in 1997. After the acquisition, Phil took off on a four year, 50+ country solo backpacking journey around the world that included stops at the top of Kilimanjaro, the outback of Australia, an elephant safari in Thailand, and the "greatest road trip in sports history" in the United States, a 138 event, 40,000 mile year long trip in an RV dubbed the Ultimate Sports Adventure.

Phil's travel adventures concluded just in time for an explosion in the world of poker. An avid card player all his life, Phil finished fourth in the 2001 World Series Main event, a result that catapulted him into the poker media spotlight.

Phil was the lead commentator for Bravo's hit show, "Celebrity Poker Showdown", served as the ESPN.com Poker Analyst for five years, was a member of the World Series of Poker Player Advisory Committee, and has written four poker books with more than hundreds of thousands of copies in print in multiple languages. Phil's poker tournament winnings are in excess of $3 million, including a win on the World Poker Tour at the Bay 101 Shooting Star. Phil is also an an acclaimed public speaker and has given keynote addresses and led conferences for many of the fortune 500, including Google, Yahoo, ATT, IBM, The Economist, Greenlight Capital, and many more.