Philip D. Moyer
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Technology
Bringing Real-World Perspective.
Having been a CEO, entrepreneur, angel investor, software developer, account executive, consulting manager and general manager of multi-hundred million dollar businesses, Phil knows first-hand the ins and outs of building great companies, from start-up through raising capital to scaling up to run large businesses.
Phil brings more than 25 years of experience to Safeguard, where he is responsible for deploying capital in and partnering with technology companies in financial technology and enterprise software, including Cloud, mobile, software-as-a-service, social, big data, in memory, and the Internet of Things. Phil is a board member of Safeguard’s partner companies AppFirst (Chairman), Apprenda, CloudMine, Lumesis (Chairman), Pneuron and Transactis. In addition, Phil was a board member for Safeguard’s partner company DriveFactor, which was acquired in April 2015 for $22 million, representing an approximate 2x cash-on-cash return for Safeguard.
Prior to joining Safeguard, Phil was President and CEO at EDGAR Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDGR) where he led the transformation and recapitalization of the company, reversing losses and producing quarterly operating profits.
Prior to his time at EDGAR, Phil led a management buy-out from Capmark of Cassiopae, a European-based commercial lending software company. Before this, he spent 15 years in various senior level positions at Microsoft, managing multi-hundred million dollar P&Ls. Specific roles at Microsoft included General Manager of the Professional Services Industry, General Manager of Global Customers, and Global Manager Enterprise Services and Partners for the U.S. East Region.
In 1988, Phil co-founded the Orion Systems Group, a company that developed administrative software for the K-12 education market. Orion Systems was later sold to SunGard. He began his career at GE Aerospace as a software developer. Since the start of his career, Phil has served as an Angel Investor in ten companies, ranging from start-ups to $3 million growth companies.
Phil holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and currently serves on the board of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he serves on the Board of XBRL US and the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT).
Revolutionary and transformative industry changes would never be possible without new information technologies. Sweeping innovations such as big data, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) are now being used in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. They support a highly mobile workforce and spur productivity across every level of the enterprise.