Vice President Marketing
Phil Yeh's Silicon Valley career started in 1997 as a technical recruiter, with clients including Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) and venture capital firm InterWest Partners. In 1999, he joined 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), where he worked to spin off an Internet-based business unit.
From late 1999 to 2004, Phil was with ZipZoomFly.com, where he was the online retailer's first non-founding employee. Through Phil's management of ZipZoomFly's marketing effort, he helped drive the company's annual revenue to $150 million. From 2004 to 2008, he worked for Dealix (NASDAQ: ADP, Fortune 500), where he was Director of Marketing. At Dealix, Phil managed an eight-figure marketing budget and five marketing managers for UsedCars.com and other automotive websites. From 2008 to 2010, he was with First American (NYSE: FAF, Fortune 500) as VP of Search Marketing for the LeadClick Division.
From 2010 to 2011, Phil was Vice President of Marketing at SpeedDate.com (NASDAQ: IACI), where he led a team of 13 marketers and grew website traffic 500% to over 12 million monthly unique visitors. From 2011 to 2012, Phil was Vice President of Marketing for CarWoo, a Y Combinator company. Since late 2012, Phil has been VP of Customer Acquisition at ROBLOX.
For over 12 years, Phil promoted San Francisco nightclub events as a partner in Element, LLC. From 2001 to 2003, Phil ran a talent management agency part-time whose roster ranged from Playboy Playmates to recording artists. In 2001 and 2002, he snowboarded competitively as a member of the USA Snowboard Association, and he holds medals in the Giant Slalom. Phil is a four-stripe blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a recent Grappling X champion, U.S. Open finalist, and Gracie Open medalist.
Phil attended Santa Clara University School of Law and holds a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from San Jose State University. He has been an active member of Mensa since 2000 and served on the Marketing Department Advisory Board of the SJSU College of Business in 2001.
Phil Yeh has spoken at conferences including OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) and SMX (Search Marketing Expo). He has been interviewed multiple times on San Francisco radio station KYLD (2001); was featured as the cover story in the Cupertino Courier (7/20/94); and has also been seen in the San Jose Mercury News (3/22/00, 1/11/03) and USA Today (5/17/00).