Michael is the Group's founder, with a background in sales, advertising and financial markets. He started life as a commodities trader with Merrill Lynch on the London Stock Exchange, before moving into various roles in Australia.
His first role here saw him as one of the youngest GMs of a record label before becoming a partner in the largest independent agency in New Zealand that saw the business grow 300% in 3 years. He worked on significant brands including the iconic World Vision Child Sponsorship when the brand saw stellar growth as well as Canon Business, Suncorp and many others.
Michael is the founder of a number of businesses including Strategic Specialists Group, which currently comprises multiple companies. He brings energy and vision to business growth, particularly around sales rigour and discipline.