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Philip Hotchkiss

EVP & Chief Product Officer at CareWire, Inc

San Francisco Bay Area
  1. CareWire, Inc,
  2. Get Satisfaction,
  3. Klout
  1. Gustavus Adolphus College
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Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College

English Major, Business Management Minor

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Philip Hotchkiss is a startup veteran who has also advised companies on business strategy and new product development. Phil has unique experience, insight and passion for digital product offerings provided to businesses for the mutual benefit of the business and its consumers. He demonstrated this as the founder and CEO of BigCharts® in 1994. BigCharts became the worldwide standard in online financial charting for self-directed investors by serving its application to the world’s leading online brokerage and financial media companies. BigCharts was acquired by CBS, Inc. after which Hotchkiss served as its president and a member of its board of directors. Phil continued his startup journey as the CEO of Talkingpoint, and most recently, as the Chief Product Officer at both Klout and Get Satisfaction. Phil brought SaaS applications and platform based solutions to markets rich in consumer engagement yet focused on delivering business value to companies ranging from small businesses to top Fortune 500 brands across a variety of industries. Hotchkiss is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner.


EVP & Chief Product Officer

CareWire, Inc
– Present (1 year 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area Office

Harnessing the power of mobile messaging to profoundly improve outcomes and deepen loyalty – one patient at a time.

CareWire’s mobile first solution communicates tailored, thoughtful and relevant content at exactly the moment a patient must do, know or sense something relating to their care. CareWire enhances the patient experience and leverages the ubiquity of mobile messages to engage patients in a unique and powerful way.

Outcomes are improved for all - a more engaged patient is better informed, more likely to adhere to prescribed protocols before and after an encounter and is significantly more loyal to their health care provider. Providers realize more predictable patient flow, reduced utilization risk and improved satisfaction.


CareWire, Inc
(5 months)

Chief Product Officer

Get Satisfaction
(1 year 3 months)San Francisco, CA

Get Satisfaction is a community engagement platform that improves customer service, drives product innovation and acquires new customers for companies of all sizes.

Worked closely with customers and key stakeholders to define both near and longer term product roadmap themes.

Led a product development process that dramatically accelerated the shipping of essential product improvements and new products to market. Milestones achieved included:

-Get Satisfaction for mobile which supports millions of active users across thousands of communities

-An enterprise-level social CRM integration with that links community topics to ServiceCloud cases, provides scalable B2C customer service, enables community management directly from and delivers a 360 view of the customer

-Get Satisfaction Engage - an extensible widget architecture allowing easy, lego-like configuration and deployment of customer touch points that maximize community value across the customer lifecycle

-A series of product improvements including expanded community moderation capabilities, more robust community performance analytics, localization across nine languages, SSL everywhere and more accurate community search functionality.

Recruited top product management, data science and interaction design talent covering consumer, business and platform segments of the product portfolio.

Chief Product Officer

(8 months)San Francisco, CA

Klout measures influence across the social web.

Lead both the data science and product teams and achieved a series of strategic milestones. Brought Facebook into the Klout score, delivered automatic daily influence scoring for over 40 million user profiles, overhauled the Klout scoring algorithm for the first time since the companyʼs inception and actively participated in the fund raising process that led to an $8.5 million financing round.

Founder & Principal Advisor

White Space to Market
(2 years 7 months)Minneapolis, MN

From startups to fortune 1000 CEOs, I provided strategic advisory services that spanned business model design, financing needs, digital product ideation & development, online channel distribution and M&A target consideration.

Managing Principal

bswing, Inc.
(1 year 6 months)Minneapolis, MN

bswing designs interactions that move people. bswing's interaction design approach is intensely end-user centric. With deep practice groups around qualitative and quantitive research, information architecture, UX design and go-live delivery of online apps, e-commerce sites, marketing sites, products and services, bswing has launched digital initiatives for a variety of brands including Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, XATA, Target, The Kettering Foundation, RedWing Shoes and Room & Board.

Scaled the business resulting in revenue growth, recruiting and hiring great people, tighter strategic focus and improved operating efficiency.

CEO and Board Member

Talkingpoint, Inc.
(3 years 2 months)Minneapolis, MN

Talkingpoint provided an interactive point-of-experience customer feedback and loyalty marketing solution to consumer-driven companies including Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nissan.

Talkingpoint received funding from Maveron LLC, a consumer focused venture capital firm founded based in Seattle.

President and Board Member

CBS MarketWatch
(1 year)San Francisco, CA

MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month. The site is a leading innovator in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data, with dedicated journalists generating hundreds of headlines, stories, videos and market briefs a day from 10 bureaus in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In addition, MarketWatch offers subscription products for investors, including the Hulbert Financial Digest suite of products, Retirement Weekly and ETF Trader. The MarketWatch Radio Network provides radio stations with market-news updates every 30 minutes. MarketWatch is part of The Wall Street Digital Network, which includes,,, and

Founder and CEO

BigCharts, Inc.
(5 years)Minneapolis, MN

Hotchkiss Founded BigCharts Inc. He served as its Chairman and CEO from inception through the company’s sale to CBS Inc.

BigCharts® became the worldwide standard in online financial charting for self-directed investors. The company designed, developed, licensed and served real-time web-based financial tools and content to the world's leading online brokerage and financial media companies including Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity, Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, CNN, and The New York Times.

Through a recurring revenue business model and a B2B2C distribution strategy, the company achieved sustained profitability and became the standard in interactive financial charting used by tens of millions of online investors worldwide.

Investment Executive

RBC Dain Rauscher
(3 years 2 months)Minneapolis, MN

First job out of college - I left Dain to found BigCharts when I was 25 years old.


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Gustavus Adolphus College

Bachelor of Arts, English Major, Business Management Minor, Cum Laude

University of Durham

Certificate in Legal Studies, Anglo-American, Contract & International Law

Honors & Awards

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner

Featured as one of "200 Minnesotans You Should Know" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2010

Gustavus Adolphus College First Decade Award winner for leading his graduating class in professional achievement

Forty Under Forty award winner presented by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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