Philip L. McKenzie

Cultural Anthropologist/Strategist
New York

Philip L. McKenzie is a cultural anthropologist who advises organizations on how best to thrive in an increasingly challenging and uncertain environment. Philip uses his quantitative background and Wall Street experience in concert with a qualitative understanding of social, economic and cultural movements to unmask complex opportunities and identify significant trends that impact our future. As a result he is a sought after strategist working with a myriad of global organizations.

He has manifested his creative vision as co-host/co-creator of 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, a cultural trends and insights podcast. He is the Global Curator of Influencer Conference, a global content platform that exists at the intersection of values, creativity, culture, and commerce. From its beginnings in 2010 in NYC, InfluencerCon has been held in some of the most dynamic cities in the world including London, Berlin, Detroit, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.

Prior, he was the Managing Partner of FREE DMC, an influencer marketing agency. In his role with FREE DMC, Philip created strategic campaigns for Jaguar, Sprite, Remy Martin, Belvedere Vodka and others.

After completing his MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Philip joined Goldman, Sachs & Co where he worked in Domestic Equity Trading. He has had extensive trading experience in both the Healthcare and Consumer Product sectors.

Philip is a passionate supporter of the arts, rabid music fan and accomplished DJ under the name 9 Is Water.

Philip is born and bred in what he terms “Real Brooklyn”. He is completing his first book titled No Shortcuts! The Revolutionaries Guide To The Future.

[TALK] Designing the Past – How to fulfill the promise of a culture based and creative future