Michael is a trusted advisor to senior executives, helping them strengthen their brand to grow their business, navigate challenges and empower their employees. Over the course of 25+ years in strategic branding and corporate communications Michael has become a thought-leader in the industry, changing they way executives think about brand and delivering council to some of the world’s most powerful brands. While at Straightline, he has advised a diverse portfolio of clients including Walgreens, Pfizer, Wyndham, Bausch and Lomb, Xerox, HCA, T-Mobile, Chrysler, The Madison Square Garden Company, Tyco Electronics and Thomson Reuters.
Prior to founding Straightline in 1996, Michael was founder of CGI, the world’s largest producer of corporate communications and investor relations programs with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong. Clients of CGI included British Airways, Chase Manhattan Bank and Pfizer.
Michael holds a B.A. from Columbia University and served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Residing in both New York and London, Michael continues to travel the world changing the way executives think about brand.