Team | Philip M. Skidmore
Phil was born on June 6, 1940, in New York to Eloise Owings and Louis Skidmore, co-founder of the the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which designed landmark buildings, including Manhattan House, Lever House and One World Trade Center in New York, as well as the John Hancock Center and Sears Tower, now known as Willis Tower, in Chicago.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1964 and an MBA in finance from New York University Stern School of Business in 1969. Phil, a 40-year veteran of capital markets, began his career at Kuhn, Loeb & Company, selling equity, debt, and private placements to banks, endowments and pensions plans. In 1977, Lehman Brothers bought Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and Phil was appointed Senior Vice President of the Syndicate Department, where he worked tirelessly to help build Lehman Brothers Capital Markets Group. In 1982, Phil became the Syndicate Manager of Advest (AXA Financial subsidiary), a regional Broker Dealer, running Equity Capital Markets and working closely with large financial institutions to lead Advest’s Investment Banking Group in Mergers and Acquisitions, IPO’s, and Secondary Offerings. Phil served as Chairman of Belpointe Asset Management for eight years. During Phil’s tenure, Belpointe’s assets under management grew from $6 million to $250 million.
Phil was a long-time resident of Greenwich who committed much of his time to many local civic organizations. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed sailing, sporting clays and spending time with his family.