Michael is a seasoned executive with extensive financial and operational experience in building, managing and scaling large global organizations, systems and operations. He has built and led financial organizations across multi-billion-dollar technology, media, ecommerce, entertainment, retail and telecommunications companies.
Most recently, Michael served as the divisional chief financial officer for the business cloud division of j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM). Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer and chief accounting officer for the in-flight entertainment services company, Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT), and previously as senior vice president and chief accounting officer for digital content and media company, Demand Media, Inc. (now Leaf Group, NASDAQ: LFGR).
Michael began his career in the entertainment group of PwC, where he advised large content and media companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and LucasFilm. Michael holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics from the University of California, Riverside and a CPA from the State of California.