Michael joined Beyond in 2013 to head up its Los Angeles-based office. Working closely with both US broadcasters and Beyond Productions in Australia, he has since developed and produced a wide range of programming including HGTV’s 50K Three Ways, Fuse’s award-winning Hip Hop Houdini, and Food Network’s Holiday Gingerbread Showdown. Today, Michael oversees an impressive and wide-ranging slate of projects in development for the networks, as well as managing Beyond’s US brand partnerships, which include creating series for The Hershey Company and Walmart. Prior to joining Beyond, Michael was best known for having created and executive produced Food Network’s hit cooking series Chopped. He has also served as SVP of development and branded content at Ryan Seacrest Productions, where he managed the company’s partnership with Procter & Gamble, and as SVP of development at NorthSouth Productions, where he ran the company’s West Coast office. Michael is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he now serves as an adjunct professor.