Phil is Director of On-Line Business Development for Avanquest Software, a leading global software developer and publisher. With over 20 years in the software industry, Phil has a wide range of experiences. In 1984, Phil helped start North American Software, a company based in Munich, Germany that translated and republished U.S. software titles in Europe. He later took over as President/CEO of askSam Systems, the developer of some of the world's most popular freeform database and information management tools. Phil has helped design the askSam products that have won numerous industry awards including PC World's "Internet Utility of the Year" and PC Magazine's "Editor's Choice". With Avanquest, Phil has the opportunity to search for interesting software products, and help launch these products in channels and markets around the world.