A brand-focused management consultant and award-winning creative professional, Michael is committed to providing innovative insights, wise brand counsel and cutting-edge creative ideas to iconic global brands, well known business leaders and policy makers, emerging enterprises and inspired agencies who demand and deserve more from their marketing, communications and creative efforts. Michael entered the ranks of the professional creative community in 1990 with a diverse resume tailor-made for marketing, design and the creation of ideas; he is as adept at working with colleagues as he is with clients. A passionate mentor, inspired entrepreneur and professional provocateur, Michael has also held executive-level leadership roles across diverse creative industries including entertainment, fashion and advertising. As the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Creative of an esteemed brand consultancy and full-service ideas boutique, he has worked closely with many corporate leaders to drive brand visibility in today’s increasingly competitive media landscape. An acclaimed speaker, business writer and opinionist in the popular press, Michael has been featured in national media outlets from NPR, CNBC and CNN to Fortune Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal and frequently guest lectures on innovation, creativity and brand practices at a wide range of corporations and universities including USC, University of California, Los Angeles and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from University of California, Los Angeles and studied literature and composition at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.