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Mike Gardner

President and Chief Innovation Officer, Thinkinghired

Washington, D.C.

Mike Gardner, Founder and President, is an executive search and career management professional and former and incoming President of the American Marketing Association-Washington, DC Chapter (AMADC). He specializes in providing marketing, advertising, public relations and creative interactive talent to Fortune 500 companies and large non-profits. In addition, he works with senior level executives interested in making a career move and helps them develop the tools and plans necessary to compete in today’s highly competitive job marketplace. Gardner is uniquely qualified to identify quality talent having actually done the work himself during his own career. A seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and building profitable businesses, having managed programs, teams, and budgets for such icons as Millennial Media, America Online (AOL), Discovery Communications, Verizon Communications and more. Gardner’s experience includes new media product development, corporate brand strategy, marketing strategy, marketing communications and advertising, as well as staffing and executive coaching.

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