Mike Leo

Mike Leo

Website: http://operative.com

Profile: “Mike” Leo joined Operative in 2005 as CEO and President. Infusing Operative with his energy and drive, Mike has led the company to become a “must have” solutions provider for interactive advertisers/publishers including, MSN, Fox Interactive Media, The Wall Street Journal and CBS Radio. Considered by many to be one of the interactive industry’s most recognized thought leaders, Mike brings to Operative a leadership style and industry perspective based on more than 14 years at the executive level at some of the most prestigious marketing and media companies in the digital world. Mike was cofounder of aQuantive (NASDAQ: AQNT), a digital marketing organization now owned by Microsoft that became one of the industry's biggest success stories. Mike assembled the team that helped to grow aQuantive to one of the best and largest interactive agencies in the world. In his role as CEO and President of Operative, Mike has utilized his unmistakable entrepreneurial drive and vision along with business acumen to spearhead corporate growth. With Mike at the helm, Operative has experienced doubled-revenue growth for the past two consecutive years and has recruited some of advertising’s most recognizable talent. Silicon Alley Insider ranked Mike the 85th most influential New Yorker in digital media in 2007 and the 71st most influential in 2008, and AlwaysOn and KPMG named Mike as one of the ten executives in the first annual Madison Avenue IT list in 2008.

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