Merchant Relations

Say hello to Phillip

Portfolio Manager

Wizard. Hungry. Soccer.

Phillip’s Story

My name is Phil and I am from Victoria, Canada. I now live in Seattle with my wife and daughter, but I still have a deep longing for some fresh Tim Hortons. I received my undergraduate degree at University of Victoria in Cultural Anthropology. I then spent two years working in HIV advocacy and education in South Africa, Kenya, and India with my wife before moving to Seattle.

My education and travels have provided a strong foundation for me to understand people from every walk of life. I love to learn about people, their unique stories and have a desire to try my best to better their lives. The opportunity to work with and help people and businesses is why I love working at Gravity Payments.

Phillip Akhavan
Portfolio Manager

866.701.4700 x 877

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Phillip Trivia

  • Favorite Food: Chinese, especially Din Tai Fung.
  • Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice – the Keira Knightly version.
  • Favorite Book: The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Hobbies: Watching Soccer, Go FC Barcelona! I also love to hike and travel. P.S. My favorite album is ATLiens by Outkast.
  • Favorite Quote: The Earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” – Bahá’u’lláh
  • Favorite Gravity Merchant: The Jewel of India in Seattle’s University District.
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