Phillip Rather is an entrepreneur and technology veteran currently working on scaling Facebook’s media and platform products to companies across the world. Phillip was an early hire for Facebook in Austin, where he has helped grow it into one of the company’s largest offices. He initiated many of the first relationships and ideas that ultimately became Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developer program (PMD). Phillip is now building technology and revenue channels to unite, but disrupt, the data driven automotive industry. This includes ad-tech, Oculus, and “connected car”.
Phillip has demonstrated how to run lean sales, marketing, and development initiatives while bootstrapping multiple businesses to profitability. He founded and ran an IT master agency, a digital media consulting firm, and has started various entrepreneurial initiatives within the public companies he has worked for. He has an extensive network in Austin, New York, LA, and the Bay Area. Phillip is an Advisor and Investor at several technology startups.
Phillip studied Philosophy at the University of Texas and has been an Austin resident for 20+ years. He lives with his wife Brandi and 2 daughters Charli and Poppy near Lake Travis.