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On a recent summer weekday, Tom Phillips was speaking from his old stomping grounds in Bellevue, Wash.
Phillips, 42, and president of ESPN Internet Ventures and ABC Sports Online, has a mature position in new media.
Before joining Bellevue, Wash.-based Starwave five years ago as vice president of sports, he spent six years in the magazine industry, co-founding Spy in the mid-’80s and starting a short-lived catalog company in 1991.