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Phil Rock

Phil Rock

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.

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.

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.

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." 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.

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.

Timeline

May 29, 1965
Phil Rock was born in Mill Valley.

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