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Phil Otto

Phil Otto, ICD.D, founded Halifax-based branding and marketing firm Revolve in 1986, which merged with five other agencies in 2022 to become Believeco:Partners. As a Senior Brand Strategist, Phil has a solid reputation for bringing clarity, creativity and tactical strategies to the brands he helps navigate. He believes the most prolific brands in the world are built on a single big idea and point of differentiation. He has deep experience with clients of all size – from small startups and not-for-profits to multi-national corporations and government agencies – helping connect brand and corporate reputation to culture, values, employee behaviour and customer experience. A father of four and named to Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Phil is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurism, local business and the community. He is board chair of Hospice Halifax and Timberkids Charitable Foundation; and sits on the boards of Rugby Canada, Canada Rugby Foundation, AROI and Children’s Wish NS Chapter. Phil is past chair of the board of directors of the IWK Health Centre, Igility and Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Foundation and past Honorary Colonel of Canadian Airforce Base 12 Wing Shearwater.