CFO & CCO
As CFO, Philip works closely with the investment team to structure transactions, assist in financial due diligence, and facilitate bank discussions. Internally, he oversees the financial services group, which houses EGI’s accounting, treasury, and tax functions. He also serves as COO, managing the firm’s human resources, administration, and facilities functions. Philip is also CFO of Chai Trust Company, LLC (corporate trustee for the Zell family trusts). Since 1990, he has served in various leadership capacities for EGI and its affiliates. Among those roles was CFO of Danielson Holding Corporation, the predecessor of Covanta Holding Corporation, an international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities. Earlier in his career, Philip served as the CEO and CFO of First Capital Financial, LLC, and as the Managing General Partner of the First Capital real estate funds. He began his career at Ernst & Young. Philip holds an MST from DePaul University and a BS from Northern Illinois University.