Phil Randazzo has a passion for helping military families succeed and has spent more than 15 years working hard at it. In 2003, Phil started American Dream U, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our military get the education and access to resources they need to find their dream job or start a business of their own. Our programs are taught by some of the world’s best and most successful entrepreneurs and are designed specifically to provide soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, and coast guard personnel and their families with the tools to obtain their American dreams when transitioning from active service military. Since its inception, ADU has helped more than 16,000 people and remains committed to providing services, inspiration and guidance each and every day.
Phil’s dedication extends to the literary space as well. He has authored three books to-date, including: “Mission Next,” an outline of more than 85 interviews with veterans who parlayed their military training into civilian success, “Funding Your Bigger Future,” an inspirational and education financial planning guide, and “Shark Talk,” a step-by-step guide for future entrepreneurs to succeed in the hot seat of pitching venture capitalists.
Phil is proud to be an American and displays his patriotism daily within both the Las Vegas community and at the national level. Phil has accepted an invitation from the White House to speak and testify in front of Congress, sharing his experience of the military transition and is actively involved locally serving on the Advisory Board for the YMCA of Southern Nevada and Mission America. In 2003 Phil was given the key to the City of Las Vegas, and was commissioned by Governor Sandoval as a member of the Veterans Services Commission. In support of continuing education, he teaches classes at UNLV Outreach on Financial Preparedness.
In pursuit of his own American Dream, Phil is a successful entrepreneur with breadth of experience across multiple industries. He has ownership in and direct management of Text Safe Teens, forty-four Subway Sandwich Stores, partnership interest in land development projects, and interest in Source Intelligence compliance firm and CapitalMD, a medical billing and financial company.
Phil attended Ball State University and received his MBA from University of Phoenix. He is supported by his wife of 25 years, Jennifer, along with their German Shepard, Gigi, and three children: Philip, Megan and Joey.