Michael is an entrepreneur who has co-founded four successful internet-based companies. Michael’s first foray into entrepreneurship came with University Wire, now owned by CBS. He next founded GOLF.com, which was purchased by Time Inc. Michael is currently chairman and CEO of Buddy Media, whose Facebook management system is used by global brands and agencies. Michael graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. and M.S. in Journalism. He is a contributor to Advertising Age, MediaPost, and Fortune, and frequently is called upon to speak at events including the Monaco Media Forum, the Consumer Electronics Show, OMMA Global, Web 2.0 Expo and iMedia Brand Summit.