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Philip Erdoes

Co-Founder & CEO

Bear Cognition

New York, NY, USA

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Philip Erdoes’ Biography

Philip Erdoes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bear Cognition as well as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bear Ventures, where he has years of experience creating and financing new enterprises. Philip is also Founder and CEO of The New Traditionalists and ducduc, US-based manufacturers of furniture.

Mr. Erdoes is also a Director at Alef Mobitech, an edge computing mobility company. Philip’s particular expertise lies in product design, sales, branding & identity, and entrepreneurship & strategic planning. Previously, he was the Founder and Managing Member of Bear Franchising, one of the largest private 3PL providers in the country.

Philip is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a national Board Member for TEDx, and was recently a Member of the National Advisory Board of the American Film Institute, as well as being engaged in a number of charitable activities and foundations. Additionally, Philip is a Member of the Dean's Advisory Council at Harvard Business School.

In 2021, Philip was inducted into Oklahoma State University's College of Arts and Sciences Hall of...
Philip Erdoes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bear Cognition as well as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bear Ventures, where he has years of experience creating and financing new enterprises. Philip is also Founder and CEO of The New Traditionalists and ducduc, US-based manufacturers of furniture.

Mr. Erdoes is also a Director at Alef Mobitech, an edge computing mobility company. Philip’s particular expertise lies in product design, sales, branding & identity, and entrepreneurship & strategic planning. Previously, he was the Founder and Managing Member of Bear Franchising, one of the largest private 3PL providers in the country.

Philip is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a national Board Member for TEDx, and was recently a Member of the National Advisory Board of the American Film Institute, as well as being engaged in a number of charitable activities and foundations. Additionally, Philip is a Member of the Dean's Advisory Council at Harvard Business School.

In 2021, Philip was inducted into Oklahoma State University's College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments as a business leader, innovating a wide range of industries.

Philip received a BS in Bio-medicine and Biology from Oklahoma State University. He continued his education to earn a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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These Design and Luxury Companies are Switching Gears to Protect Healthcare Workers

Furniture company The New Traditionalists and children’s furniture brand ducduc are starting to produce a range of supplies including gowns, masks, beds, and daycare furniture... made with antimicrobial laminates approved by medical facilities. “These veneers have the ability to withstand the cleaning agents in line with the CDC's guidelines to guard against COVID-19,” explains CEO and founder of both companies, Philip Erdoes.

Why The New Traditionalists' Philip Erdoes always plays offense

Philip Erdoes isn’t afraid to speak his mind, whether he’s discussing copycat brands or hot-button political topics. In the latest episode of the Business of Home podcast, he chats with host Dennis Scully about why design for senior living is his next move, how market forces shape the trade, and why he’s keeping his manufacturing in the states.

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Philip Erdoes’ Background

Bear Cognition
Co-Founder & CEO
Jul 2021 - Present
North Charleston, SC, USA
Bear Cognition utilizes first-rate business intelligence platforms to evaluate and simplify business data and analytics so that they are easier to understand. In this way, Bear Cognition allows businesses to become more efficient.
The New Traditionalists
Founder & CEO
2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The New Traditionalists connect traditional with today. Influenced by classic, traditional silhouettes, objects and history, the furniture is designed for today's eclectic, personal style of decorating.
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Current Board Positions

Alef Edge, Inc.
Chairman of the Board
Jan 2018 - Present
Morristown, NJ, USA
Alef empowers enterprises and developers to rapidly launch their own private networks and develop innovative mobile applications through their flagship Edge Point Platform.
TED
National Board Member, TEDx
Feb 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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Memberships

Council on Foreign Relations
Member
Feb 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher, composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows, who cover the major regions & significant issues shaping today's international agenda.
Young Presidents' Organization
Member
New York, NY, USA
YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Awards & Endorsements

Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame
Inductee
2021
Stillwater, OK, USA
The CAS Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have gone on to excel in leadership roles, had success in their professional careers or have made exceptional contributions to the greater community. In 2021, Philip Erdoes was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Philip Erdoes’ Education

Harvard Business School
MBA | Business Administration (MBA)
1991 - 1992
University of Oklahoma
JD with Honors | Law
1985 - 1988
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