Phil has had an extensive and distinguished career with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. Prior to launching Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (Brilliant), he was owner of the Toms River, NJ-based Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) from 1993 to 2003 and became president in 2002.
During his decade-long tenure at EEG, Phil helped grow the company from one office, four employees, and gross sales of $425,000 to two offices, 38 professionals, and $7+ million in sales. In addition, he transformed the firm into one of the most reputable underground storage tank remediation firms in NJ, providing consulting services for a number of Fortune 100 companies.
His well-rounded expertise also includes project management; field supervision; quality control of field data and data-acquisition techniques; development and implementation of site-specific sampling methodologies for air, soil, and water contaminants; environmental permitting for development and site compliance; soil boring; child care licensing environmental assessments in NJ; and well-installation supervision. In October 2009, Phil was approved as one of the first Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) in NJ in accordance with the Site Remediation Reform Act.
In May 2010, Phil was nominated by NJ Governor Christie to serve on the State's Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPLB) as one of the thirteen members. In June 2010, Phil's nomination was confirmed by the NJ State Senate. In 2015, Phil was re-confirmed by the NJ State Senate for another term on the SRPLB as the LSRP who represents a Statewide Environmental Organization (GreenFaith). Phil is the Chairperson of the Professional Conduct Committee.
Phil has managed numerous environmental due diligence portfolios and is frequently tapped for expert environmental litigation testimony. He also provides testimony at planning and zoning board meetings throughout NJ, NY, and PA.
A graduate of Cook College at Rutgers University, Phil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international environmental studies/law and institutions and has since been awarded numerous registrations and certifications from State and national organizations. He is past President of the Ocean County Business Association (OCBA), 1st Vice Chairman of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Michael's Feat, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of GreenFaith and President of Congregation B'nai Israel, Toms River, NJ.
Phil resides in Toms River with man's best friend Leonard, and has 3 beautiful daughters, Andrea of Charleston, SC, Jessica along with Phil's grandson Sami, of Brick, NJ and Sara of Denver, CO, along with her best friend Penny (cat). In Phil's spare time, if he has any, he loves hanging out at the Brilliant Resort, attending Rutgers Football and Basketball games and traveling.
Last Halloween Costume: Chewbacca from Star Wars (actually for Purim)