Michael is a results-driven leader with a 30-year record of innovative strategy development and implementation, product development and launches, marketing, communications, and brand strategies that integrate data analytics with the creative side of a business. He has broad experience at start-up, nonprofit, small business, and Fortune 100 companies, with a passion for driving insights and tackling complex problems with pacesetting solutions.

Having held influential executive positions in strategy, marketing, and product innovation at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Toyota Financial Services, Union Bank, as well as the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, and Rebel Industries (a lifestyle marketing agency), he is uniquely skilled at integrating business analytics and operational functions to deliver a compelling brand voice, build market share, grow sustained profitability, and increase customer loyalty and lifetime value. Michael is respected for insightful opportunity ideation, as well as pioneering marketing and product initiatives, and developing team member talent. He has been an Encore Fellow and a Partner at SVP in Los Angeles. He moved with his partner to San Diego in early 2019.