TOM PHILLIPS

Home: Trenton, in a restored 1850s red brick Federal-style rowhouse. "I'm a chronic fixer-upper."

Diplomas: University of Illinois, landscape architecture.

Career path: Early job at a fraternity led to association management work. Worked for the Burlington County Board of Realtors, which moved him into real estate.

Point of pride: Makes an excellent paella.

BRIGHT MLS

What: Consolidated multiple listing service based in King of Prussia.

Territory: 40,000 square miles, six states plus Washington.

Subscribers: 85,000 real estate professionals in 43 real estate associations with more than 20 million customers.

Statistics: $35 million in annual revenues in monthly fees paid by subscribers; 145 employees.