Michael has been instrumental in growing the company’s distribution footprint. As President, he manages distribution of Gravitas’ library of more than 2,500 titles to more than 100 transactional, subscription, and ad-sponsored VOD operators on a worldwide basis. Michael has spoken about film distribution at many industry panels including SXSW Film Festival, Palo Alto Film Festival, Variety’s BRIC Summit, Variety’s BritWeek Film and TV Summit, and WestDoc Conference. Prior to joining Gravitas Ventures in 2007, Michael was Captain in the US Army where he served over four years on active duty as a Judge Advocate. In 2005 he deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Michael holds a JD from the University of Akron School of Law and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.