Mike has 25 years of marketing and product experience in Silicon Valley. After working directly for Andy Grove at Intel and as general manager of the Intel Inside program, he moved to Facebook to serve as Head of Global Business Marketing working with Sheryl Sandberg. During his nearly seven years there, the teams he built helped dramatically grow the advertising business during Facebook's unprecedented rise to global influence.
He is now an executive-in-residence at XSeed Capital, award-winning author of Becoming Facebook (✭✭✭✭✭ #1 New Release at Amazon.com, winner 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Business) and advisor to Pinterest, Sprinklr and others.
Mike has been featured at Bloomberg TV (video), SiriusXM, Forbes, the LA Times, Investor's Business Daily, the Huffington Post, BloombergBusinessweek, Inc., Business Insider, Recode, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Talks at Google (video), Canada's Business News Network (video), Cheddar TV (video), CEOWorld magazine, KGO Radio, The Social Pros podcast and many others.
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