Phil Vessa

Profile Updated: November 19, 2018
Class Year: 1975
Residing In: Sherwood, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Patricia DeVita-Vessa
Occupation: Managing Director, Springer Ventures
Children: Jamie Juliette Vessa (Thomas)
Cell phone:

+1 805 405-5389

About me/us (Hobbies, interests, life philosophy, etc.) :

Hobbies & Interests:
Ocean Kayaking;
Surfing;
Body boarding; and
Track racing in limited edition sport cars

Lived in Singapore and Shanghai China.
Worked in: Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, China P.R.C., Hong Kong , India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan R.O.C., Thailand, and the USA

Interests:
Company Creation
Writing on Asia, and Pollution in China

Philosophy:
Koyaanisqatsi, also known as "Life Out of Balance" or "Life in Chaos"
I have "KOYAANISQATSI" inked the length of my spine

Powaqqatsi, also known as "Life in Transformation"
Engrave in UCLA Anderson School of Graduate Management class ring

Who else in your family is a CHS Alum?

- Nanette Vessa '66 (Moreno)
- Valerie Vessa '68 (Cristafulli), died 1998
- Scott Vessa (attended CHS for a few years, graduated from Templeton HS in Templeton, CA)

Favorite School Story:

I wish I could tell stories from the gang that sat outside of the 800 Quad, but no can do. I need protect the families and careers of my classmates!

What teacher inspired you the most & how has it affected your life?

Mr. Miller, Shop & Drafting Teacher.
He told me "I would never amount to anything"
He told me "my drafting was too professional and did not meet HS standards"
This pushed me to earn my BS in Mechanical Engineering.
I designed advanced design gas turbines. After that I was Chief Design Engineer. I was the ninth member of a successful start-up that changed the global distributed energy landscape. Conceived and owned the products that enabled industry penetration, corporate growth, and a staggering IPO.
I designed a game-changing energy system that has been deployed around the world.

Additionally, after CHS I earned:
- MBA UCLA Anderson Graduate School of School of Management;
- MBA from National University of Singapore (NUS); and
- Certificate in Executive Management from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of School of Management.

Started 2 high tech startup companies.
Was CEO of Business Without Borders, Inc. (an Asia centric corporation).

I state this not to brag, but to prove Mr. Miller wrong.
I hated this teacher and actually this person. How about that for being inspirational!

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August 1975, Oahu, Hawaii
Just after Graduation in June 1975
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