Michael WalrathFounder, Executive Producer
Michael Walrath founded Right Media in 2003. He was CEO of the company before its acquisition by Yahoo! in July 2007. Guiding and following through on Right Media's vision to create a more open, fair environment for online advertising, Mike helped to transform the industry and introduce a new sector: the exchange marketplace. The Right Media Exchange's 145+ members-advertisers, publishers, networks and technology providers-have an equal opportunity to connect directly to new partners, trade more efficiently and bring a new level of control to their businesses.
Mike had a successful career at DoubleClick (and later MaxWorldwide) where he was director of direct marketing and SVP of strategy and development. In 2001, he was responsible for the creation of DoubleClick Direct, the company's direct marketing offering.
Mike was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007. He spends his non-business time enjoying his family and an occasional golf game. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond.
Michael co-founded Atlas Films in 2008 with his wife Michelle and Stephanie Soechtig with the goal of creating entertaining films with social messages.