Michael is the Chief Talent Officer at Wunderman Thompson North America, where he is responsible for leading Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development across the North American region. Michael’s scope includes creating and implementing a comprehensive talent management strategy so that Wunderman Thompson can leverage its talent for future growth. This includes attracting top talent, implementing diversity initiatives, employee relations, succession planning, learning and development and compensation. As a member of the North American EXCO, Michael ensures that all regions and offices implement best practices for talent management in line with the EXCO’s vision. Prior to being named the North American Chief Talent Office for Wunderman Thompson, Michael was the North American Head of HR and Talent for J. Walter Thompson and has been with the organization since January of 2010. He has previously held Talent roles at Sony Music Entertainment and Fox Networks Group. When he’s not working, Michael enjoys cooking, running and traveling with his two sons and wife. Michael and his family are huge Philadelphia Eagles fans, despite Michael being a lifelong New Yorker.