Mike is a long-time media tech & product leader, having worked on new digital businesses for companies like Spotify, Comcast, Viacom, and as a startup founder and CEO. The common thread through his career has been his drive to re-invent the TV user experience, which has not evolved nearly as fast as the other media verticals in response to the Internet. Mike is currently consulting in media and tech. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Product Management at Viacom, responsible for new products, mobile apps, video, monetization, data, and content management platforms used globally by Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Paramount Pictures, etc. At Spotify, Mike was responsible for new video businesses, including the exploratory development of a Spotify "skinny bundle" TV service. At Comcast, Mike was responsible for the X1 platform apps and consumer experiences. And going back a decade, Mike was the founder of two investor-backed startups in the digital media and e-learning space. While Mike's career has been dedicated to technology and Product Management, in particular, he is a creative at heart. Mike majored in Music Composition at Middlebury College, and spend his first few years out of school producing music and composing for film.