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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Don Ankeny 2000


  • Title: President and CEO
  • Company: PhatPipe, Inc.
  • Location: Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, May 25, 1956

Family: Wife, Joy and four daughters; Lisa, age 17; Kristin, age 15; and twins Hannah and Julia, age 4.

Education: BA in economics from Dartmouth College; MBA from Stanford Univ. Graduate School of Business

First Job Outside of Technology: Trammell Crow Co.

First Job In Technology or Allied Field: Robertson Stephens Investment Banking

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: I plan to continue doing what I am doing, just bigger and better!

Hobbies: Family time, triathlons, helicopter skiing, sailing

Favorite Book: “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

Favorite Movie: “A Few Good Men”

Person you most admire (outside of family): Trammell Crow.

Key to success: You can’t boil the ocean. Focus on what it is you do best as an individual and as an organization and make sure you are a market leader in that single function, in that single part of the business.

If you were forced to choose another vocation, what would it be? Recently, I did choose another vocation when I left investment banking to head up PhatPipe.