Philip Hotchkiss

Philip Hotchkiss

Board of Directors

Philip is an EDS warrior whose personal motto is “adapt and grow.”

His hometown is Minneapolis, MN and he now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two teenage children. His passions include classical piano, landscape photography, reading at least one audiobook a week, and a love of science.

Professionally, Philip is a retired 5x technology start-up entrepreneur having served in roles ranging from Founder and CEO, president and CEO, and Chief Product Officer.

As the president and CEO of Philip Hotchkiss LLC, Philip now enjoys providing strategic business development, investment, product development, and senior leadership coaching services to both established and startup technology companies from Silicon Valley to Hong Kong.

Philip achieved early success in his entrepreneurial journey as the 25-year old Founder, Chairman, and CEO of BigCharts Inc. BigCharts’ mission was to become the worldwide standard in online financial charting for self-directed investors. It achieved its mission by earning a 94% global market share, a business model that generated fast-growing, profitable software as a service (SaaS) revenues & a technology platform that served 1.4 billion pages of dynamically generated financial content per month. BigCharts was acquired CBS Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTW) which at the time was a publicly traded company.

After the acquisition, Philip served as CBS MarketWatch’s president and a member of its board of directors. Philip continued his startup journey as an investor, board member, and CEO of Talkingpoint, Chief Product Officer at Klout, Chief Product Officer at Get Satisfaction, and as an investor and Chief Product Officer at CareWire Inc. Philip has consistently brought new online products to market rich in consumer engagement yet focused on delivering business value to companies ranging from small-to-medium size businesses (SMB) to over 50 of the Fortune 500 spanning financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, consumer market research, mobile health, and social media industries.

Philip is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner.


Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (1987-1991), English Major, Business Minor, graduated Cum Laude, and recipient of the Alumni Association’s Decade Award for leading his class in professional achievement ten years after graduation.

Durham University, Durham England (1989-1990), Earned Certificate in Legal Studies, Anglo-American, Contract and International Law