Michael is a lean start-up growth hacker (TechStars alumnus) and experienced crowdfunder (over $1M raised), with extensive management experience in the Education marketplace with companies like Kaplan and ClassWallet. Michael serves as a senior advisor for digital marketing to TheParliamentGroup. Michael specializes in building digital strategies that drive program growth while integrating research/testing into every phase. This approach yields both short-term results and long-term continuous improvement in industries ranging from Higher Ed to K12 to consumer electronics. Michael received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy and his MBA from the University of Miami with a focus in Marketing.