Who is Phillip Kingston?
Phillip Kingston is an Australian entrepreneur who has founded numerous companies, including Trimantium Capital. From a young age, Kingston exhibited a keen interest in programming, eventually developing a strong background in software engineering, mathematics, and physics. His role in building a number of software and hardware products has led to the creation of several companies that are massively influential on a global scale. The core mission to deliver meaningful progress for society serves as the foundation for all of Kingston’s work.
After graduating from secondary school in Victoria, Australia, Kingston attended the University of Melbourne. He initially studied for a Bachelor of Engineering for three years before switching gears, earning a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science by 2009. Phillip then transferred to the University of Adelaide and earned a Graduate Certificate of Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
In addition, he earned a Graduate Certificate of Psychoanalytic Studies from Deakin University in 2010. Other educational achievements include the completion of the International Baccalaureate and a Level III Certificate in Investigative Services from the International Security Training Academy.
One of Phillip Kingston’s first major roles in the entrepreneurial world was as a Non-Executive Director for the Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Melbourne, Australia. This organization is dedicated to expanding the influence of people who want to create a more sustainable planet for the future. Kingston spent over six years at this not-for-profit organization, at times serving as the Vice-Chairman. The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is now part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute at Monash University.
In 2008, Phillip founded KDIS, a premium internet solutions provider that serves some of the world’s leading organizations. KDIS specializes in web application and mobile development, enterprise digital strategy development, and SAP/enterprise technical consulting.
Also in 2008, Phillip Kingston founded Trimantium Capital, a principal investment and advisory firm with a network of global investors. This company specializes in networked and patient capital, targeting opportunities in large markets such as financial services, education, energy, entertainment, and health. Trimantium Capital has become especially influential in the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2013, Kingston founded Good Super, a public retail-offer superannuation fund. The organization invests in profitable solutions to some of the planet’s most pressing social and environmental issues. Good Super has partnered with fund managers such as ANZ, AMP, Perpetual, Social Ventures Australia, and Triodos. Good Super has successfully united influential visionaries who are committed to securing a better future for all of us.
2013 was also the year when Phillip Kingston founded GrowthOps, which is now one of the largest professional services firms in all of Asia. Today, GrowthOps is a publicly-traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange with over 600 staff members, and it generates approximately $80 million annually.
GrowthOp’s success is driven by its software, design, advertising, management consulting, and operations divisions, and the company strives to focus on driving real growth outcomes for its many clients. For about seven years, Kingston served as the Managing Director of GrowthOps. In 2019, he became a Non-Executive Director before retiring from the board in 2020.
Starting in 2015, Phillip started serving as the Director for LaunchVic, a government-funded private company in Victoria, Australia. LaunchVic’s mission is to build the state’s entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem by accelerating networks of people and ideas. As the Director of LaunchVic for a period of almost two years, Kingston oversaw the creation of new technological innovations, services, and jobs for the future.
In 2016, Phillip founded Sargon, a company that serves financial institutions and entrepreneurs around the globe by providing them with the technology and infrastructure necessary for the growth of strong investment and pension funds. Before it was sold to private equity, Sargon had accumulated over $50 billion in assets, and it was generating $67 million in annual revenue. Sargon’s success is largely due to its commanding focus on modern technology, its financial licenses, and its team of industry experts.
This winning combination has helped clients navigate the often-complex bureaucracy of regulations, security, and compliance – allowing them to devote their full attention towards growth and impact. Over the years, Sargon has proven to be incredibly influential in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. From 2016 to 2020, Kingston served as the CEO of Sargon.
Phillip Kingston is also active in the entertainment world. In 2017, he became a Partner of a film and television production company called Dragonfire. Based in Hollywood, California, Dragonfire produces a number of notable television programs. He is also a partner of another production company called Kingston Development. This company is based in both Bern, Switzerland and Macau, China, and it also develops software. In addition, Phillip is an established author, having published a paperback book called “The War for Eyeballs” in 2020. The book focuses on the future of digital marketing and web-based entrepreneurship.
In 2020, Kingston also became a Partner of Harrington Kingston Hass, a counter-intelligence company that serves the corporate sector. Harrington Kingston Hass specializes in serves related to investigation and negotiation. With up-to-date, relevant information provided by Harrington Kingston Hass, clients can make better, more informed decisions in litigation, negotiations, and other situations. The company also helps companies secure proprietary information and reduce the threat of information leaks.
2020 was also the year when Phillip founded Galactic Bioware, his newest venture.
Phillip Kingston is closely involved in Australia’s bilateral relations with key trading and strategic partners throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has participated in events such as the Australia China Youth Dialogue, the Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue, the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, and a number of World Investment Forums. He is also a member of a number of notable Australian organizations, such as the Space Industry Association of Australia, the Australian Information Security Association, the Institute of Engineers Australia, and the Australian Security Industry Association.
Outside of his entrepreneurial career, Phillip has a number of hobbies and interests. He is passionate about music, and he served as the Director of the New Palm Court Orchestra from 2014 to 2016. In terms of athletic pursuits, Phillip is an experienced skateboarder and a regular fixture at charity endurance events, such as Tough Mudder and the Oxfam Trailwalker. He is also a member of various golf clubs, cricket clubs, and tennis clubs across Australia. In addition, Kingston is an avid gamer who enjoys MMORPGs, DOTA 2, and RTS games.