Michael E. Meyers has been working with online and interactive technologies, managing teams across a wide range of industries for over 12 years. Michael is currently the Co-Founder and CTO of NowPublic.com, a TIME magazine Top 50 website that has pioneered the concept of Citizen Journalism. Prior to starting NowPublic.com, Michael was the Director of Web Development at Register.com where he was responsible for managing web development for the company’s five business units. Michael joined Register.com in 2001 when the company acquired the startup AfterNIC.com which pioneered the secondary market for domain names. At AfterNIC.com Michael was responsible for product development, managing the day to day operations of the technology team, and the company’s infrastructure.
Before joining AfterNIC as one of the first employees, Michael was the Director of Development at the Ad Week ranked Top 20 interactive agency, Blue Dingo, where he oversaw several multimillion dollar initiatives for major brands including MCI, Volvo, and Diageo / United Distillers and Vintners. Michael was recruited by Blue Dingo to help expand the companies focus beyond traditional online marketing initiatives to developing out robust web applications for some of the world’s top brands. Michael’s first foray into advertising was in the mid 90’s at Stirr Associates, a boutique agency, where he produced second generation websites (the original “web 2.0”) for giants like Olympus America and GlaxoSmithKline.
In the late 90’s when most websites were simple pages with little or no functionality, Michael worked at eXtraActive a bespoke web application development company where he managed the implementation and support of web applications for several startups as well intranets and extranets for fortune 100 corporations including AIG and Time Warner. Through innovative technology solutions eXtraActive helped companies analyze and streamline operations, introducing cost and time efficiencies never before thought possible.
Prior to his work on the web Michael spent several years building video games and interactive cd-roms. Michael served as the project manager on a multimillion dollar game for iNSCAPE, a gaming company in Los Angels owned by Time Warner and HBO and he worked for computer animation pioneer Judson Rosebush on several PC Games and interactive titles for companies like Microsoft, CBS, The New York Times, the Smithsonian, and Times Mirror Magazines.
Michael has BS with honors from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications.