Phil Rock

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Phil Rock
Born Phillip Arnold Rock
(1965-05-29) May 29, 1965 (age 56)
Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Residence Marble Falls, Texas, U.S.
Other names Phil Jetton
Occupation Founder of ATM Network
Years active 1993–2012 (currently retired)
Children Quinn Rock, Grace Rock, Joey Rock
Parents Richard Louis Rock, Lillian Catherine Webb

Phil Rock is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is best known as the CEO/President of ATM Network and is considered one of the pioneers of the ATM Cash machine industry.[1][2][3][4]

Career

Rock predominantly grew up in Southern California, but briefly relocated to Oregon where he worked as a sales executive for Card Capture services and later moved to the Minneapolis area where he founded the company ATM Network, which rapidly became one of the top independent ATM companies in the U.S. cash machine industry. Rock has been featured in several business publications including; Entrepreneur (magazine), Upsize Magazine, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Star Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.[5]

In 2004, Rock set precedent in the cash machine industry by donating a substantial percentage of ATM Network's sales to the American Red Cross and its International Response Fund to aid victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. "Through my travels, I have connected with the people of Indonesia, a country devastated by this disaster. I am sure these people and the many others affected will find great use for our donation and re-build quickly." [6]

In 2012, after serving over 16 years as its chief officer, Rock sold ATM Network (and its more than 10,000 ATM contract locations) to Houston-based, Cardtronics Inc.[7][8][9]

Skateboarding

During his youth, Rock was a competitive freestyle skateboarder and a sponsored team rider for Mattel Toys, Logan Earth Ski, Vans, Pepsi and Gordon & Smith. He participated in hundreds of U.S. Pro/am skateboard championships - earning 2nd place in the 1978 Skateboard Olympics, 5th Place in the 1979 Oceanside Freestyle Nationals and was an invitee to the 1980 Oasis Freestyle Contest in San Diego, California.[10][11][12]

References

  1. "Philip Rock: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=50007410&privcapId=8378280&previousCapId=8378280&previousTitle=ATM%20Network,%20Inc.. 
  2. "All or nothing - Upsize Magazine". October 1, 2003. http://www.upsizemag.com/cover-story/all-or-nothing. 
  3. "Cardtronics Acquires Assets of ATM Network (NASDAQ:CATM)". http://ir.cardtronics.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=699112. 
  4. "Minnetonka-based ATM Network Bought by Texas Co.". http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2012/August/Minnetonka-based-ATM-Network-Bought-by-Texas-Co. 
  5. "All or nothing - Upsize Magazine". October 1, 2003. http://www.upsizemag.com/cover-story/all-or-nothing. 
  6. "ATM Network donating portion of ATM sales to tsunami relief effort". January 16, 2005. http://www.atmmarketplace.com/news/atm-network-donating-portion-of-atm-sales-to-tsunami-relief-effort/. 
  7. "Minnetonka-based ATM Network Bought by Texas Co.". http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2012/August/Minnetonka-based-ATM-Network-Bought-by-Texas-Co. 
  8. Inc., Cardtronics. "Cardtronics Acquires Assets of ATM Network". https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2012/08/08/275974/10001327/en/Cardtronics-Acquires-Assets-of-ATM-Network.html. 
  9. "Summit Partners - Companies - Card Capture Services". http://www.summitpartners.com/companies/card-capture-services. 
  10. "Hang Ten Skateboard Olympics 1978". September 2, 2015. http://latetricks.com/hang-ten-skateboard-olympics-1978/. 
  11. "Oasis Freestyle Contest 1980". December 10, 2015. http://latetricks.com/oasis-freestyle-contest-1980/. 
  12. "All Girl Skate Jam Invades Vans Warped Tour - Concrete Disciples Skate Park Guide and Locator, and Skate Shop". http://www.concretedisciples.com/articles/features/item/4562-all-girl-skate-jam-invades-vans-warped-tour.