About the speaker
Michael is co-founder and head of product at Scoutmob. Scoutmob is a venture-backed & nationally recognized local mobile company that was named one of the top apps in all categories by Wired and Mashable and one of the country’s most promising companies by Forbes.
Michael has been awarded Mobile Marketer of the Year by the Tech Marketing Awards and is a frequent speaker on startups, brand and mobile. He has been quoted in/on CNN, CNBC, The Washington Post, NBC, Mashable, NPR, Travel + Leisure, CBS, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Prior to Scoutmob, Michael co-founded SkyBlox, a local Wi-Fi marketing company that became the first company to ever raise financing via Twitter. SkyBlox was named to Network World’s list of 2009 mobile/wireless companies to watch. He previously worked in professional sports marketing for the Atlanta Hawks, Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) and Major League Soccer (MLS). In 2002, he started Tavani Soccer, with his father and brother, a successful youth soccer camp company that has hosted thousands of campers and still runs today.
Michael lives in Atlanta with his wife, Stephanie and son, Jarrett and holds a Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law and a BA from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
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No one shares a shitty brand. — Michael Tavani