As President of AppNexus and member of the Board of Directors, Michael has been a chief architect of the company's growth from startup to global technology leader. In his role as President, he leads the global commercial, market development, marketing and communications functions and spearheads international expansion and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining AppNexus, Michael was a longstanding executive at DoubleClick, where he founded and served as General Manager of DoubleClick Ad Exchange, an instrumental component of the company's $3.2 billion sale to Google in 2007. Michael is on the Board of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and is a regular speaker at industry conferences including Cannes Lions, AdExchanger I/O and ExchangeWire, and at New York-area business forums and schools.
Michael holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Silicon Alley 100, and serves on the board of Global Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropy, and UJA-Federation of New York's Digital Media Executive Committee.