Phil McKenzie

2 Dope Boys & a Podcast




Philip L. McKenzie is one half of the duo 2 Dope Boys & a Podcast, a cultural trends and insights podcast. 2 Dope Boys is also a full service consultancy specializing in cultural anthropology, branding, and content creation.

Philip is also the Global Curator of Influencer Conference. Influencer Conference is a global content platform that exist at the intersection of values, creativity, culture, and commerce. From its beginnings in 2010 in NYC, InfluencerCon has grown to include London, Berlin, Detroit, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.

Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of FREE DMC, an influencer marketing agency that specialized in integrated marketing strategy, digital content creation, and experiential events. In his roles with FREE DMC, Philip created strategic experiential campaigns for Jaguar, Sprite, Remy Martin and Belvedere Vodka among 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. His first trading responsibilities were in the Healthcare sector followed by a role in Consumer Products where he traded companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble and McDonalds.

Philip is a passionate supporter of the arts. He has been a Supporting Partner of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre since 1999. He is formerly a Junior Associate of the Museum of Modern Art and a member of the Apollo Circle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is a rabid music fan and accomplished DJ under the name 9 Is Water. Prior to his Duke MBA, Philip  earned a bachelor of business administration from Howard University majoring in finance with a minor concentration in philosophy.

Philip resides in Brooklyn but travels extensively wherever the wind takes him. He is working on a book with co-author, Michael Brooks titled There Are No Shortcuts! A Revolutionaries Guide To The Future.

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