In Chapter 6 of 21 in his 2011 interview, Phil McKenzie answers "How Have Your Aspirations Changed Since Launching the Influencer Conference?" He notes how he walks into situations with an open-ended mindset using minimal guidelines to shape his vision. By launching a conference and scaling it globally in 2011, he feeds on team-based and resource-based achievements to go from proof of concept to scale event size and global footprint. 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.