Episode 17

Ep. 17: Ali Phillips — Chief Problem Solver

Published on: 19th May, 2021

Ali Phillips is an executive vice president and partner at Obermeyer Wood Investment Council, an independent registered investment advisor and financial planning firm based in Aspen and Denver, Colorado. Ali manages client relationships, working closely with individuals and multigenerational families, as well as advises on asset allocation and investment strategy. Prior to joining Obermeyer Wood in 2005, Ali was a vice president at Goldman Sachs and worked at Salomon Brothers in the US and London.

In our conversation we discussed the concept of human capital and how our best savings and investment is taking our profession and leveraging it. We also talked about the challenge of finding a fulfilling non-traditional career in the mountains, but that it may take flexibility, patience, and focus to find the right fit. Lastly, we dove into investment strategy and the importance of a slow and steady approach versus taking a big gamble with your hard earned wealth.

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Selling The Mountains
Welcome to Selling The Mountains — a podcast about the booming mountain town real estate economy and unique personalities fueling it. Your host is Christian Knapp, a lifelong mountain town enthusiast and resort marketing leader based in Aspen, Colorado who has worked for the top destinations in North America. Each episode is an insider’s perspective on market trends, lifestyle, success stories, and the business of buying and selling property in the mountains.

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Christian Knapp is the former chief marketing officer of Aspen Skiing Company and a lifelong mountain town enthusiast. He is an accomplished marketing and sales leader who has worked for the top resorts in North America — including Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. Christian is currently an independent consultant, podcaster, and principal at Moment of Truth — a boutique marketing firm specializing in brand development, strategic planning, and digital execution.