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Michael Garten Chief Marketing Officer

Michael is the Chief Marketing Officer of Mindgruve where he leads the agency’s client engagements, relationship management and industry thought leadership for brands such as Live Nation, PCA Skin, House of Blues and Sony.

Prior to Mindgruve, Michael was the Director of Event Marketing at the NBA where he oversaw all global brand marketing events for the NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA Draft and the McDonald's All American Game. Most recently he spent 10 years as Executive Director at the PGA Tour leading the management and marketing for the World Golf Championships.

With over 20 years of global marketing experience across advertising, media, marketing and technology, Michael has a proven track record in driving market share and revenue growth for global brands. Mike is a graduate of California State University - Fullerton undergrad and University of Southern California MBA.