In Chapter 9 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "How are Your Personal Priorities Changing as You Get Older?" McKenzie notes how he has learned to prioritize his personal passions and bring them into his professional life. This allows Phil to find enrichment traveling the world, learning from new people. 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.