"Michael is a very detailed, articulate and thoughtful business person. We worked closely together for over two years. He understands deadlines and always delivers. His work is accurate and precise. Once a project is outlined, I never had to follow up and make sure the work was getting done. On top of that, he is a very pleasant person, enjoyable to be around and a great team player who is admired by the entire team. From my perspective, he comes highly recommended.”
Brent Diamond, VP General Manager, Consumer Reports

"Michael has been both a client of ours and a strategic business partner. Not only is he effective at putting together a complex promotional campaigns such as when he worked with TLG during an International Air Show in Europe while at Aviation Week, but he is a forward thinking strategic planner. His networking skills and ability to see cross-promotional opportunities have enabled TLG to develop marketing proposals for a major Fortune 500 company both in the US and in China. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael as a valuable asset to anyone who values true out of the box thinking."
Toby Page, Marketing Director, Van Wagner Airship Group

"I brought Michael on board as Senior Financial Manager because Time Inc. had a critical need to mine information from the reams of data being output by a number of disconnected systems, all of which were used differently. It was Michael's unique skill set in dealing with the extremely large amount of disjointed data that permitted us at the time, to consolidate revenue across all of Time Inc.'s related businesses for the very first time and more importantly, also consolidate the print revenue with the rapidly growing online stream. By being able to see overall numbers for the first time, we were then able to put in place a monthly estimating process that he was asked to develop the mechanism for. I think that it's safe to say that without Michael, many of the tools that gave top management some of their first glimpses of revenue across the company, might not have been developed."
Claude Boral, Sr. Director – Finance – Corporate Sales and Marketing, Time Inc.

"Michael has a remarkable capacity for analyzing complex statistical data, and extracting only that which is most relevant to the solution of often daunting business problems. He is totally dedicated to the task at hand, and results oriented in his commitment."
Bob Bader, Owner, Robert Bader Associates, LLC.

"Using information Michael gathered from our Corporate Finance team, he developed a complex Excel spreadsheet to price out client request. Michael’s model provided the financial staff with a tool to price out jobs for multiple magazines quickly and efficiently. Quotes that use to take hours or days can now be done in 10 to 30 minutes. Anything from simple a run-of-book quote request to very complex magazine insert. It is rare and refreshing to encounter craftsmanship of this quality on the data management side."
Ron Redfern, Corp. Production Manager, Time Inc.

"Michael is a bright, creative, and out-of-the-box financial and business manager, Michael partnered with my company on the development of a new co-branded Aviation Week credit card – complete with unique (industry first) aviation-themed rewards program. Michael kept on the financial gloves during our collaboration, but also brought into the process tenacity, innovation and a sense of humor. Michael is first-rate as a partner, a client and a business and financial manager."
Ron Mazursky, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company

"Mike was my manager for over 6 years. What I learned under his leadership regarding financial analysis, publishing, and systems integrations has been invaluable to me. He is intelligent, creative and tenacious. He has the ability to see the big picture, as well as understand the details, and always strives to add value. He embraces new technologies and constantly strives to improve processes and procedures for a better, faster, more intelligent workflow. He continues to be a mentor and someone from whom I frequently seek advice. I recommend him highly; he would be an asset to any organization."
Jeannie Belden, Advertising Services Manager, Aviation Week