George Michael is a veteran in the consulting world, assisting
global organizations in corporate and marketing strategy, and business development. George
is also an active angel investor. Previously, George worked on the agency side
of the advertising and public relations business.
George started Michael & Partners, a public relations agency, in 1998. The firm grew
to be among the top ten PR agencies in D/FW before he sold it to the employees in 2004;
it continues to operate under the name HCK2. Previously, George started MBRK Advertising
in 1983, growing that firm to be among the top ten advertising firms in D/FW with more
than 50 people. He sold MBRK in 1997 to Publicis, the third largest advertising agency in
the world. Prior to MBRK, he held the position of General Manager at Temerlin-McClain
(then Bozell & Jacobs, the largest agency in the Southwest).
George has worked with more than 200 leading companies spanning numerous industries,
including consumer products, healthcare, high tech and professional services. Some
of his clients include: American Airlines, Dr Pepper, EDS, Ernst & Young, Frito-Lay,
Fujitsu, HCA Hospitals, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott Corporation, Mary Kay, Methodist
Hospitals, Nationwide Insurance, NEC, Neiman Marcus, Quaker Oats, St.Jude Medical,
Strasburger & Price, Texas Instruments and Zale Corporation.
As a Managing Consultant, George has concentrated on high tech and healthcare startups. Many
of these offer leading edge technologies such as software as a service (SaaS) and
mobility applications. He has served on the corporate boards of several of his clients.
George has also served in leadership positions on various civic boards, including several
high tech and healthcare related boards: The Health Industry Council, The March of Dimes,
The Texas Institute of Sustainable Technologies, The Institute of Entrepreneurship and
Innovation at UT Dallas, and UTD's Venture Development Center, as well as the boards of
Northwestern University Alumni, USA Film Festival, and his church's Parish Council.
George has served as adjunct professor at Loyola, Northwestern and Southern Methodist
universities, and as review editor of the Journal of Marketing Research. He has been
a contributor to the Handbook of Modern Marketing and authored a number of articles
in management and marketing journals, including an article on innovation. George holds
a PhD and an MBA in marketing, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering, all from
Northwestern University. The American Marketing Association reviewed his doctoral
dissertation and awarded it an "Outstanding" distinction.