Michael Mitchell is a highly skilled specialty business consultant who has been in the music/entertainment business for 30 years. He started in publicity and marketing for ’70’s and ’80’s rock artists and worked at MCA, A&M and Universal Records before going to work for Michael Jackson as tour press director on his BAD Tour. Michael also had a 12-year stint at Motown Records, where he reached executive vice president and was instrumental in launching the careers of Boyz ll Men, Queen Latifah, Johnny Gill and worked with classic Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Diana Ross.
In 2006, Michael joined with StarVista Entertainment/Time Life in New Product Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships and finally at the StarVista LIVE division. He was responsible for bringing several very successful products to StarVista Entertainment/Time Life, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Collection, Soul Train DVD Collection and the Motown 25 DVD collection, to name just a few, as well as pioneering the Soul Train Cruise, a unique venue for R&B artists and fans to interact and enjoy the best of the 70’s & 80’s R&B era music.
Michael attended Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada, and finished his studies by earning a Bachelor of Arts in social science at the University of Western Ontario. In addition to presently being on the board of Point Hope, in the past he has also served as Co-Chair for the Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.