Michael Kim is the Chief Product Officer at Simulmedia. Prior to Simulmedia, he was the VP of Product at Integral Ad Science where he was responsible for leading and scaling the Programmatic and Walled Gardens businesses both pre- and post-acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. He owned vision and strategy and drove critical partnerships and acquisitions that accelerated these verticals to become the highest growth areas at IAS. Before IAS, Michael established and led product at LiveIntent. While there he led the team in creating the industry’s first end-to-end programmatic advertising platform for the email inbox, encompassing a DSP, a SSP and first-party data matching and targeting solutions.
Michael began his career as a software engineer before making the transition to product management with a focus on startup and growth companies. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College. He lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
All-time favorite TV show: Luther
TV show more people should watch: Signal, a South Korean series
All-time favorite video game: Counter-Strike, XCOM 2, Fallout 3, BioShock, Last of Us, Mass Effect 2
Favorite snack when watching TV or out at the movies: Shrimp Chips
Charity more people should know about: Fair Fight, which fights voter suppression on all fronts.
Charitable organizations I support: Building Beats, which empowers low-income and minority youth through music.
The skill I have that might surprise people: Cooking Korean food
Favorite hobbies: It was gaming – until I had kids!
Greatest personal accomplishment: Striving to be a better husband to my wife and father to my children.
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