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Phil Gomes

Phil Gomes

Designation: CMO

Company: Vesper Finance

Location: USA

Phil Gomes’ career in the communications field is characterized by his passionate interest in technology, media, and emerging forms of communication.

Phil leads communications and marketing across Bloq’s corporate brand, its product platform, and the myriad projects that spin out of BloqLabs.

Prior to joining Bloq in 2018, Phil was a senior vice president at Edelman and the leader of its global blockchain center-of-excellence. There, he guided the world's largest communications firm's initial explorations across two generational technology shifts: social media and blockchain technology.

In his decade in Silicon Valley prior to Edelman, Phil worked with startups and enterprise companies alike. His work helped guide clients to win the Technology Pioneers Programme Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Twice.

Known for industry “firsts,” Phil is widely considered to be the first PR professional to start a blog (2001) and the first to describe and demonstrate the value of blockchain technology in communications (2015).