Phillip Scheldt

Renaissance Man, Mentor Consulting
Dallas, TX, United States

About Phillip


Prior work experience of Dr. Scheldt shows an interesting and quite varied combination of different, yet related, sales, managerial, and, teaching positions all closely relating to the growth and development of each of his endeavors. From rehearsal accompanist for Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour to restaurant franchise development with his parents, Dr. Scheldt has the various skills to organize and manage growth and development of enterprises. Fortune 500 Executive and Marketing Leader: I have a classical marketing and management career that has included key positions with well-known firms and brands, including Home Life Insurance/WS Griffith of New York, NASD – National Association of Security Dealers, Hall Financial Group, Curtis Mathes, and Credit Lyonnais.

Professional growth - Chairperson Board of Arbitration – FINRA (former NASD), Million Dollar Round Table.

Entrepreneurial Experience - Start-ups - Turnaround Management: Over the past 15 years I have managed and built businesses with a track record of increasing sales, reducing costs, and streamlining operations.

Proven Record – Across All Major Corporate Functions: I am skilled in all areas of executive management, developing operations throughout the U.S. and worldwide I have exceeded all company objectives achieving triple-digit gains in revenues and profits.

International Experience: Established and grown businesses in foreign countries using my fluency in Japanese.

BME – Ottawa University. PhD – Tokyo University

□ Developed algorithm for U.S. Patent and Trademark Search Engine. Using natural language techniques developed search techniques that have proven 100% successful in searching the USPTO and Foreign Patent databases.

□ Orchestrated Sales of 147 Limited Partnerships and Reversal a Public Company to Private. Successfully closed down several division of the company and executed the change from public to private ownership.

□ Purchased Curtis Mathes Corp. from Bankruptcy Court and Merged into a Public Company. Successfully executed all transactions and delivered a $.25 to $5.00 price per share to stockholders.

□ Skills: Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills. Highly personable and capable of working with other CEOs, family-controlled businesses, and major corporate boards. Proficient in solving problems and implementing solutions under tight deadlines. Hands-on executive, capable of efficiently managing all levels of budgets.


□ Hall Financial Group. - Vice President Hall Securities 1985-1987
□ National Association of Security Dealers – Chairperson Board of Arbitration
□ Curtis Mathes Holding Corporation – Executive Vice President, Board Secretary
□ Home Life Insurance – Registered Principal, Million Dollar Roundtable Member
□ Credit Lyonnais – Wrote two International Mutual Funds


English, Japanese

Areas of Expertise

Arbitration & Mediation, Securities Litigation, Suzuki Teacher, Mentor Development, Music teacher, Management & Leadership Coach, Education , LED Displays Patents

An idea worth spreading

At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
You mean the world to someone.
If not for you, someone may not be living.
Even from the biggest mistake, something good can still come from it.
When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world
Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
Remember the compliments received. Forget the rude remarks.
Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better and you'll both be happy.
If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
It would personally please me, and I cannot tell you how many rewards you will receive if you do this one thing.
EVERYDAY you must call, or write someone, anyone, anywhere, and SIMPLY tell them.

I'm passionate about

Getting people to look at ART and understand it is not what the see it's what they DON'T see.. HIV and AIDS awareness. Gay rights. Sharing Passions and Collaboration.

Talk to me about

Broken Windows and Broken Businesses, Every day I get e-mail from people waiting to start, getting their ducks in order, complaining that they can't get funded. All you've got to do is begin.

People don't know I'm good at

Being so far ahead of my time. Shooting a gun. The impossible.

My TED story

Just make it up
Two quotes got my attention from a story.
Benjamin Franklin “The constitution only give people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
Secondly, a story about how Ronald Regan ended the Cold War with Gorbachev.
The Declaration of Independence is the only document that mentions “pursue happiness” and George Bush not Regan
“JUST MAKE IT UP” No one remembers history. If they don’t remember make it fit YOUR needs.
The pursuit of happiness does NOT include any rights to a car, health insurance, affordable education, home ownership, food, or cheap gas. This is a republic, NO NOT A DEMOCRACY. (look it up)
And now the TEST-During a normal conversation with your choice of people - Bring into the conversation a completely un-true fact. Say it with conviction, and SELL IT. If no one objects, decide - continue your conversation, or find a new group that has paid attention. ALWAYS-I try to be the smartest one in the group… so I TEST for the MORONS

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Comments & conversations

Phillip Scheldt
Posted over 3 years ago
In your opinion, what should the purpose of education be?
Having received my PhD at 19 (no it is not a typo) and beginning my career as a University Teacher who later steered his way into Public School education I probably am very jaded with my opinion. I believe strongly that "Man is a son of his environment". I have two grown offspring raised under this philosophy and two parents who strongly believed that it was OUR job to educate our children and the Public Schools responsibility to expose them to different experiences. My wife and I believed that we would NOT teach our children to fail by allowing them to "try" boy/gjrl scouts, "try" soccer, or "try" other popular activities. We decided that our son would play the cello and that our daughter would study ballet. We enforced our decision, as parents running the family and not allowing our children any control of OUR chosen disciplines. We relied on our Public School system to expose them to other disciplines, ie. soccer, art, science, theatre, etc. and remained constant in our responsibility to TEACH our children the old Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. My point is simple. WE were responsible for the education of our children. The Schools, peers, and synagogue, were responsible for their "well rounded" personalities and education.