Phil Leslie, MBA ’09
Managing Director, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
Phil is the Managing Director at TechNexus Venture Collaborative. Phil is a serial entrepreneur with deep roots in both corporate innovation and new venture commercialization. At TechNexus, Phil is focused on audio and media investments supporting areas of strategic interest to TechNexus corporate partners. Phil’s career started at Microsoft where he worked to bring multimedia capabilities to mobile and embedded devices powered by Windows, including devices used in automotive, point-of-sale, home theatre, and mobile use cases. After Microsoft, he became a founder and an operator of early-stage technology companies. Phil founded, grew, and sold ProOnGo Expense — an innovator in the Intuit Quickbooks ecosystem that later became a part of The Neat Company in a 2013 acquisition. Post-acquisition, Phil served as Chief Innovation Officer at Neat, where he helped to commercialize Neat’s innovations in partnership with HP. Later, Phil led RIVS / interviewstream, an early-mover in audio/video remote job interviewing. As RIVS / interviewstream grew towards three million completed interviews and enjoyed two appearances on the Inc 5000, the company joined the Clovis Point Capital portfolio via acquisition. Phil earned a BS from Perdue University in computer sciences and an MBA from Chicago Booth.