Phillip Riese formed RIESE & OTHERS after more than 20 years in financial services, 18 of which were in leadership roles at American Express.
He retired from American Express in 1998 as President of the Consumer Card Group and Chairman of American Express Centurion Bank. Before American Express, Phillip worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank as division executive in charge of their Merchant Credit Card Acceptance Business. Prior to banking and credit cards, he consulted to and held a number of executive positions in the clothing and textile industry.
In RIESE & OTHERS he manages a broad portfolio of investments, primarily focused on FinTech and Data Analytics globally, and often serves on the board of directors or as a mentor and advisor to the CEO and management team.
He holds a joint degree in textile engineering and economics from Leeds University in England, an MBA from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a Masters Degree in Management from MIT