Michael is a serial entrepreneur whose last company, Buddy Media, was acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) for $745 million. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Marketing Cloud unites the capabilities of Buddy Media, the world’s #1 social marketing solution, with the world’s #1 social analytics solution, Radian6, and the world’s #1 cloud computing CRM provider and 5th largest software provider, salesforce.com. It is the world’s only unified suite for social marketing, empowering businesses to make better decisions in marketing, sales and service. Michael is widely recognized as one of the most innovative leaders in digital media and marketing. His byline has appeared in Fortune, Advertising Age, Dow Jones’ AllThingsD. Fast Company and Inc., among other publications, and he is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC and other broadcast outlets. In October 2012, Michael was named to Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of business’ hottest rising stars under the age of 40. In June 2011, Michael was named the New York region Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Michael is an active investor in digital media companies through Lazerow Ventures, an investment fund he launched in 2011. Current investments include Tumblr, Saving Star, Scopely, Namely, Tagman, ChatID, Twice, Bitium, Have to Have, Social Touch and Copious. He sits on the board of directors of Harmonix, one of the world’s leading independent game development studios that created the blockbuster Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, and were the original developers of Guitar Hero. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. and M.S. in Journalism in 1996.