In Chapter 1 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "What Has Been the Most Uncomfortable Part of Starting a Company?" He notes the greatest initial challenge is the uncertainty that comes with creating something that may or may not take off. After moving the vision forward, McKenzie notes the need to relinquish control over time and hand off responsibility. 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.