Jon Jones Shotgun Subject Matter Expert at Autodesk http://www.jonjones.com/
Michael is an extremely friendly, competent, articulate, and creative game developer. He also possesses the highly enviable skill combination of business development, marketing, community management, and public relations work. It’s rare to find a developer that can be a credible and compelling voice to other developers and organize them into meetups and grow communities, but that’s what Michael does. He’s the guy that can develop your marketing strategy, execute it, seek out and land the partnerships you want, keep the community happy. Bottom line, Michael is who you can trust to be the face and voice of your brand from business-to-business or speaking to your customers. Lastly, he has the world’s cutest dog.
Sam Levine Founder of Facetank http://facetank.net/
Since I returned to NYC a year ago, I’ve seen Michael many times acting as a master community organizer and bizdev in his overlapping roles as NYC’s Unity Usergroup runner and Sketchfab’s professional evangelist. Watching him work, it is very clear that he is both very talented and has sharpened his organizing chops with years of experience, and it is because of these skills that he’s become such a visible and important part of the NYC game development community. If I ever get the opportunity to run a company big enough to need a community around it, I would hope to hire him immediately.