Phil Cohen is the founder and president of Strategic Element. Phil has a long history of developing businesses, business concepts and products, dating back to 1993. With a career that began in the manufacturing sector, and grew to include new developments in technology, Phil has progressively built up experience in the area of new business development with a focus on transforming ideas into viable business models for large public corporations, start-ups and everything in between.

Beyond the development of business concepts, models and plans, Phil has taken a hands-on role in the launch of several businesses and business initiatives. In so doing, he has faced firsthand the realities and challenges encountered by new businesses. This experience has provided him with the insight and real-life exposure necessary to develop business concepts that work.

The Strategic Element team has been hand-picked based on one thing: their love of business.

A passion is not something that can be learned in school or forced with a bonus. Everyone on the Strategic Element team has been chosen because they can’t resist the lure of being involved in creating and building businesses. Our people read business books in their spare time and dream about spreadsheets; it’s just in their blood. This is how, as a team, Strategic Element has come to gain a breadth of experience that spans several industries in different shapes and forms.

Since 2010, Strategic Element has been a part of hundreds of EB-5 project applications which are collectively raising over $3 billion in EB-5 capital. We have also been involved in business plan development for L-1, E-1, E-2, H-1B, International Entrepreneur and Canadian program business plans. Strategic Element is the publisher of The EB-5 Definitive Guide to Raising Capital, considered by many to be the industry’s leading primer on the subject for those seeking to raise capital using the program. Phil Cohen is also a regular speaker at industry events and is counted among the thought leaders in the EB-5 field. He also served as one of the main content contributors and a co-editor of the original The EB-5 Book for the legal profession.

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