Michael co-founded Robots & Pencils in 2009 with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative thanthe Internet.  Since then, the firm has become a trusted strategic partner to some of the world's best brands, helping its clients harness the power of moible, web, and frontier technologies to transform their businesses.

With a growth rate of 4791% in the first five years, Robots & Pencils was named the 34th fastest growing technology company in North America by Deloitte. Michael credits Robots & Pencils' success to talent obsession.

Michael is also a sought-after speaker on the topics of innovation, business strategy, and mobile and froontier technologies having guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford, MIT and Columbia University.  He is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winner (2013).  His insights, product and ideas have been featured in Wired, CNNMOney, Profit Magazine, ZDNet, and 9to5 Mac.