Phillip C. Richards, CFP®, CLU, RHU is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the affiliated companies that comprise North Star Resource Group. North Star represents a fully integrated array of financial services and products for individuals and businesses of all sizes and has over 120,000 clients with offices in 22 states with client assets under management exceeding $6 billion dollars. Phil received his BS in 1962 from Temple University where he served as Student Body President. He also received the prestigious Sword Award as outstanding senior classman. A recipient of a four year Wrestling scholarship, he served as Team Captain and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010 and the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil was elected to the Temple University Board of Trustees in 2009 and was the 2016 commencement speaker for Temple University and awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Phil has been a featured speaker in over 15 countries on topics including strategic planning, leadership and alternate distribution systems in the financial services industry in the 21st century.