EXECUTIVE TEAM

MIKE SCHLEGEL

CEO

Mike founded Bidstream Media in 2015 after 2 decades in digital ad sales management. His career began with 9 years at Microsoft Advertising (MSN) as Regional Sales Manager for the Automotive & Entertainment vertical ad sales teams. As VP West he launched the western U.S. sales office at Millennial Media, providing the west-coast footprint needed for the company’s successful IPO. Then, as the first media industry executive to join AdColony, on the sr leadership team as VP he launched the global F1000 “brand” sales and account services division, helping secure the company’s acquisition by Opera Software. And as RVP West he later joined Innovid, the leading independent video ad serving platform backed by Sequoia Capital.   

Mike graduated from SDSU with a Marketing degree, and was an NCAA All-American selection for indoor volleyball.  His early career was an athlete and board member for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, and he competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Atlanta Summer Games.