Michael is a leading digital strategist, agency executive and political entrepreneur.
He is managing director and president of Global Digital Operations at MDC Partners, a fast-growing, influential marketing and communications network, where he supports the growth and development of the network's strategic communications, media, and digital agencies.
Michael is also co-founder of DSPolitical, a leading political technology and advertising network, co-founder of The Dutch Sprinkle Company, an innovative food company based on New York City’s Lower East Side, and is on the board of directors of Civic Hall Labs, a non-profit organization at the intersection of technology, politics, and government.
Michael was named an Advertising Age “40 Under 40,” PRWeek “40 Under 40,” POLITICO "Player to Watch" and Campaign Magazine "Rising Star." He is the recipient of the AAPC's Award for Excellence in Digital Media Digital and Yahoo's Purple Chair. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR and other leading outlets. His testimony before the Federal Election Commission helped bring about free speech protections for political blogs and digital publications. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and American University’s Washington College of Law.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world's most respected brands.
DSPolitical is the nation’s leading voter targeted digital ad network exclusively for Democratic campaigns and progressive causes having delivered more than half a billion voter targeted digital ads online and millions more to mobile phones and tablets.
Michael is an advisor to a host of innovative start-ups including Tidal Labs (influencer management), Markerly (influencer marketing) and Rabt (content personalization). He is also on the investment committee of MDC Dream Ventures and KBS Ventures.