|National Executive Board Member|
On January 1, 2017, sports and entertainment marketing agency Team Epic merged with experiential and retail marketing shop MKTG as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network global lifestyle marketing network (branded MKTG last year). Mike has become President where he is responsible for the sports and entertainment group within the agency.
Mike was a Principal and Founding Partner of Team Epic. Since 1981, he has been involved with the sponsorship marketing business, except for a two-year stint with IBM’s personal computer division in the mid-1980s. Over that time period, Mike provided advice and counsel to such clients as FedEx, IBM, Shell Oil, MCI, Coca Cola, Kodak, Nabisco Brands, Reliant Energy, JP Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Samsung, et al.
From 1992 to 1995, Mike was a partner in International Sports & Entertainment Strategies, where he oversaw that agency’s primary business – corporate consulting. He has also steered the direction of the corporate consulting businesses at ISES predecessor agencies Ohlmeyer Communications (1986-1990) and Sports Partners International (1990-1992). He landed the IBM business in 1986 and the FedEx account in 1992 – relationships the agency still enjoys today. He has also supported the marketing efforts of such properties as the United States Olympic Committee, United StatesTennis Association, National Football League and Cirque du Soleil.
Mike serves on the national boards of the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) and the UJA-Federation of Greater New York's Sports For Youth program. He began his career with the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Mike is also a member of the National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)'s New York City Chapter Board.