Phillip Sheppard (born March 12, 1958) is a United States Army veteran and the chief executive officer of a software company, who is best known for his appearances on the reality television show Survivor. He is also the inspiration and persona in the 2013 novel The Specialist: The Costa Rica Job. The book became available on February 12 and features a James Bond-like former federal agent working a job in Costa Rica. As of April 2013, the book has sold well in Canada and in Japan. A follow-up book is also upcoming. Phillip Sheppard is the brother of Rochester, New York police chief James Sheppard. After being voted out of Survivor: Caramoan, he appeared on Survivor Live.