Phil Rock is Founder/CEO of ATM Network, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1996. Phil created one of the most innovative and fastest growing independent ATM companies in North America and now ATM Network partners with more than 4,000 merchants to provide customers with quick and easy access to cash, ATM Network works to offer a full service of ATM programs.
Entrepreneur and Agent Extraordinaire, Omar Albertto (founder of Omar’s Men and JustOmar) as featured in Gap campaign photographed by Herb Ritts.
Omar did manage to avoid a major modeling war when he left EastWest. At the time he quit to try things on his own, the company was thinking of phasing out its men’s division.
“Omar left on good terms,” reports CeCe, vice president of EastWest Model Management Inc. “We’re all friends. He’s a great agent. It’s healthy competition. We’ve been around for three years, and I think in that time 10 agencies have opened. There’s room for everyone, as long as you establish a style. We’re all basically competing for the same job, but a client will call depending on the particular look they want.”
In 2004, Rock set precedent in the cash machine industry by donating a substantial percentage of ATM Network’s sales to the American Red Cross and its International Response Fund to aid victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. “Through my travels, I have connected with the people of Indonesia, a country devastated by this disaster. I am sure these people and the many others affected will find great use for our donation and re-build quickly.”
“No, Nonsense But Priorities Are Real”
ATM Whiz, Phillip Rock is an aggressive risk taker
with an uncanny ability to recognize opportunity.