NEW YORK, USA // In 2012, Michael joined Mastercard as a Vice President & Business Leader, Global Sponsorships. He has since been promoted to Vice President & Senior Business Leader and now is the head of sponsorships for North America.
In his global role, he managed Mastercard’s global golf and rugby platforms, which are highlighted by The Open Championship and Rugby World Cup partnerships. Currently, he focuses on all sponsorship activity across the US and Canada – portfolio highlights include Major League Baseball, the Grammy Awards, and Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard golf event. He also received the honor of being named to SportBusiness Journal’s list of Forty under 40 for 2019.
Prior to Mastercard, Michael was with LG Electronics, where he oversaw its NCAA corporate sponsorship across multiple business units, including all Men’s and Women’s Championships. He also managed co-marketing strategic partnerships in the gaming and entertainment space that were leveraged via retail promotions.
Before LG, Michael was with Octagon, where he consulted Fortune 100 companies, including Mastercard, on where and how to drive business via sponsorships in the sports and entertainment world. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in television production at ESPN on shows such as Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter.
He holds an MBA and MS in Sport Management from UMass-Amherst and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester. He currently resides in Scarsdale, NY, with his wife Lindsey and two children, Zoe and Levi.