Mike is the Founder, President and CEO of Sprouse Marketing Group, an enterprise that provides businesses with deep expertise in all facets of marketing, and helps clients boost sales, build their brands, and grow sustainably. The company’s core businesses include e-commerce consulting, traffic & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) growth, branding & creative design and marketing strategy. Previously, Mike was the Chief Marketing Officer for one of the largest, privately-owned internet marketing companies in the world, Epic Media Group. He published a book, “The Greatness Gap”, which details personal strategies to maximize one’s professional career. Mike was also the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Playboy, the youngest senior executive in the company's history at the time. He attended the University of Notre Dame, graduated with honors with a degree in Accounting. Mike grew up in Fairfield, CT, lives with his wife, daughter and two dogs in Chicago.