Michael has co-founded successful and enduring businesses in several industries. They include: Touch Commerce (world’s first chat-based CRM platform), sold to Nuance for $215 million; Bargain Network, Inc. (Bargain.com), sold to Vertrue ior $65 million; and Chambers Dunhill Rubin & Co. (where he structured over $10 billion in stable value investments for employee benefit plans and municipal bond issuers). For the past six years, Michael haas served as Principal & Chief Business Development Officer for Estalea, a private equity firm that founded Savings.com, LeadPoint, Inc., Impact Radius and MoneyTips. He attended the University of California at Santa Barbara.