I’m Philip J. Keezer, a London-based businessman and the founder of the consulting service firm Grindstone Capital.
After graduating from Georgia State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in finance, I went back to my hometown of Montreal and started my first company providing measurement and control platforms for the pulp and paper industry.
In 2008, I graduated with an MBA from McGill University, specializing in strategic management and finance, and started my first internet business venture, iReel Media. The venture focused primarily on delivering movies via online subscription platforms, and was sold in 2009, currently employing 60 staff members.
In 2010, I founded an online game distributor which soon evolved into today’s international company Grindstone Capital, employing over 300 people across the world.
Since I got started in business, I’ve led the creation of market-leading products in on-demand entertainment, online advertising, payment processing and more. I’ve also helped to create innovative modelling technologies that boost revenue while accurately forecasting chargeback fraud, all in the name of driving customer value and increasing the safety of doing business online.
I’m now working hard to eliminate income inequality through automated e-commerce, with the principles of self-reliance, integrity, and the free market. I’m just trying to leave the world a little better off than how I found it!
I’m dedicated to hard work, learning, positivity and accountability, with a passion for mathematics, economics, and the human condition. When I get a bit of downtime from work, my hobbies are vintage cars, fishing, skiing and golf.
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