Under Mike’s leadership, Deutsch LA has grown from four people and one payment-challenged client to a 490-person, $1.7 billion, full-service agency that does advertising, media planning, and digital marketing. Mike has twice been named Leader of The Year by LA’s advertising association, ThinkLA, where he has served as president. Mike has been featured (“Featured” is a strong word, but hey, it’s a bio) on Good Morning America, CBS Super Bowl Preview, CNN, CNBC, and NPR, as well as in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.
Prior to Deutsch, Mike spent time at TBWAChiatDay and Y&R. He also built a $70 million investment firm over four years during the late, 80s. Odd, but true. After numerous ambulance rides, Mike hung up his motocross boots and now obsessively enjoys golf, guitar, and acting as his family’s private pilot.