In Chapter 2 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "How is Life as an Entrepreneur Different That How You Imagined It Would Be?" McKenzie finds it to be more rewarding and slower. From a personal and professional perspective, his transition out of Goldman Sachs finance to entrepreneurship has exceeded expectations. He also has learned to be patient as things move more slowly than he ever would have expected. McKenzie is the founder of Influencer Conference, an international event series bringing together tastemakers across the arts, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology. He is also managing partner of influencer marketing agency FREE DMC. Previously he worked in Domestic Equity Trading at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. He earned his BA from Howard University and MBA from Duke University.