Michael has spent his 30+ year career in the ad agency business and is considered one of the most successful agency marketers and business development professionals in the industry. His depth of experience ranges from small local start-ups to large, regional, national and international private and publicly-held established brands. Regardless of company size, Michael has an unbiased focus on the “business of the business” and making sure that art always serves commerce.
Having served as both agency CMO and CEO, Michael leverages his vast expertise in leading some of the most successful agencies and brands through his roots in psychology and theatre. A firm believer that winning is an “everyone or no one” proposition and that building a culture of growth is the most critical step in growth itself, Michael was drawn to ROJEK’s unique philosophy of using cultural data as the underpinning of all process and solutions.
Michael has served as a member of the board of directors with “Up With People,” the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival as well as the Communication Schools of Florida State University, App State University and University of South Florida.
Michael shares his life with his wife, Barbara, three lovely daughters and an English Bulldog named Rosie who is, well…a tad less lovely.