Mike Samson is the co-founder of crowdSPRING, an online marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design, and writing services. An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Mike is a leading voice on crowdsourcing, industry disruption, startups, and small business issues and writes a regular column on the crowdSPRING blog (ranked in the AdAge Power 50 Marketing Blogs). Prior to starting crowdSPRING, Samson was an Emmy Award® nominated Producer, and Production Manager with more than 20 years of experience as a senior manager in the film and television production industry. Samson has a BA in Mass Media from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He speaks often to audiences of entrepreneurs and marketing professionals as well as to business schools and professional organizations.