Phil Durbrow

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePhilip Marshall "Phil"•Durbrow
Used namePhil•Durbrow
Born27 October 1940 in Merced, California (USA)
Died11 September 2022
Measurements191 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Philip Durbrow rowed at U Cal Berkeley but was in the US Army at the time of the 1964 Olympics. He rowed in the heats at Tokyo, but had to be replaced in the repêchage and final because of illness. He also trained in equestrian, and was an alternate to the US team for the 1956 Olympics, but could not compete because of illness.

Durbrow later worked briefly in Hollywood as a stuntman. He also attended the University of Nebraska, after which he worked for ConAgra in various agricultural business projects around the world. He then earned a degree from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Durbrow became one of the world’s authorities on corporate and brand identity, serving as chairman and CEO of Marshall Strategy, a company he founded. He previously had been vice-chairman at Frankfurt Balkind and Landor Associates, both corporate branding companies.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Phil Durbrow
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze