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Newhouse, Phyllis

Newhouse Phyllis 2020CEO of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., Founder & CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., and Founder of ShoulderUp

Phyllis Newhouse is an entrepreneur, investor, retired military senior officer and mentor. She is CEO and Co-Founder of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., Founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., and Founder of ShoulderUp.

Xtreme Solutions, Inc. (XSI) provides industry-leading, state-of-the-art information technology and cybersecurity services and solutions.

In 2020, she co-founded Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Athena closed a $250 million IPO in March 2021, making it the only SPAC listed on the NYSE with a Black female CEO.

In 2019 she founded ShoulderUp alongside Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis, the first women-founded and led influencer fund providing access to a diverse portfolio of media, technology companies and sports entertainment.

In 2017 Newhouse became the first woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the technology category and in 2019 was inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of fame. Newhouse now serves as a national judge for EY’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards. She was recognized as part of Inc.’s Mighty 25 in 2020 and was a 2019 Culture Creator Honoree for the finance category.

Newhouse was recently elected to Sabre’s board of directors and also serves as a board member for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and on the board of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

Newhouse has been featured in Entrepreneur, Inc., Atlanta Business Journal, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, NBC News, Bloomberg and more. She received her degree from John F. Kennedy University and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit phyllisnewhouse.com.

 

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