Chief Executive Officer
Michael has been creating web sites longer than he can recall, literally since their inception. And with IBM, Nestle and Unilever among his satisfied clients, he must be doing something right.
As a Partner at Ogilvy and Mather he created the BIG digital playroom—a leading-edge design and experimentation facility for IBM, American Express, Kodak and others. He hand-coded the original IBM.com, led the Deep Thought and Deep Blue vs Garry Kasparov websites (the most viewed sites at the time), as well as led the web teams for US Open Tennis, US Open Golf and the 1996 Summer Olympics, all sponsored by IBM.
While Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Ammirati Puris Lintas he created the Solutions Center to coordinate worldwide advertising for the likes of Dell, Nestle and UPS. As COO at PrintVision, a print technology and solutions consultancy for firms like Prudential, Starwood, and American Cancer Society, Michael supervised a suite of acquired technologies later sold to Ikon Office Solutions.
Key to his and Sourcetop's approach is a deep understanding of the demands and nuances of the agency client relationship. This derives from his early years as an award-winning designer, and has informed each of his roles throughout his career, manifesting itself as a client-driven focus on simplified solutions.
Michael's design sensibility stems from working for the idiosyncratic Paul Rand., only to come full circle by updating Paul's IBM design guidelines when Ogilvy won the business for IBM.
Michael lives in Westchester, New York with his wife and three children.
Chief Technology Officer
With one foot in his native Bangladesh and the other in his adopted home of New York, Abu has brought out the best of the two and built a world-class development team regardless of location.
His dedicated work ethic, expertise and unyielding charm have gained him life-long clients. Whether custom development, application migration, integration services, testing, database management or system maintenance he anticipates the needs of a project long before the first line of code is written and structures the team to fit the need.
With projects like Ferrari, Theatre Development Fund, Verizon Wireless and WWE under his belt there is little he hasn't encountered and managed to bring to fruition. Previously Abu was a Partner at Systems Venture leading the development team for the independent film social networking site myProducer.tv as well as Yoga City.
He was also the CTO for Computer Care Center, Inc. and taught Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, Networking, and Computing Basics for a local training center.
Abu graduated from Queens College (CUNY) with a dual major in Computer Science and Business Administration. He has a CompTIA A+ Certification and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Abu currently lives in Long Island with his wife and three children.
Amzad runs the Dhaka office where he is not just our voice but also the heart and soul of the operation. His well rounded knowledge of programming and expert development skills allow him to manage difficult projects with ease, as well as join-in when he has to.
When not running the office Amzad gives talks and participates in various forums keeping us connected with top-notch talent and local universities. He is currently a Consultant at the Registrar's Office for BRAC University.
He has a BSc in Computer Science Engineering from Southeast University in Dhaka and is recently married.