Michael has co-founded successful and enduring businesses in several industries. They include: Touch Commerce (world’s first chat-based CRM platform), sold to Nuance for $215 million; Bargain Network / Bargain.com (a pioneer in the online real estate listing space), sold to Vertrue for $65 million; and Chambers Dunhill Rubin & Co. (an institutional investment firm where he structured over $10 billion in stable value investments for employee benefit plans and municipal bond issuers). For the past seven years, Michael has served as a Principal & Chief Business Development Officer for Estalea, Inc., a private equity firm that founded Savings.com, LeadPoint, Inc (the world’s first and largest online mortgage lead exchange)., Impact Radius (a leading global digital marketing platform). He attended the University of California at Santa Barbara.