Mike Gardner is the founder of Thinkinghire, a Washington DC firm that specializes in providing Executive Coaching, Talent Management and Business Consulting services. Prior to Thinkinghire, Mike served as the Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President of Millennial Media, located in Baltimore, Maryland. In his role, he was responsible for overseeing all HR related functions while doubling the size of the company’s talent during its IPO. Having served twice as the president of the DC chapter of the American Marketing Association, and chairman of AMA’s 2017 National Non-profit Marketing Conference, Mike is a well-seasoned marketing executive and has worked for such icons as AOL, Discovery Communications, Verizon Communications, The Carlson Companies, and more. He enjoys sailing, cooking, golfing and is also an accomplished painter. He and his family including four children live in Washington, DC.