Michael J. Wolf is the Founder and CEO of Activate, Inc., the leading management consulting firm specialized in technology, internet, media, and entertainment businesses.
Activate Consulting’s clients include leading companies across the tech and media industry: internet, eCommerce, TV programming, telecommunications, digital publishing, sports, video games, music, mobile entertainment, information, theme parks, hardware, devices, business information, and consumer services. The firm has led major growth initiatives for these companies in areas such as strategy, marketing, acquisitions, new businesses, and technology development.
Previously, Wolf was President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks (now Viacom Media Networks), where he was responsible for leading all of the company’s business, finance, sales, operations, technology, and production.
Prior to MTVN, he was Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Media, Entertainment, and Information Practice. He was McKinsey’s first direct-elect Senior Partner hire, joining from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he founded and led the firm’s global Communications, Media, and Technology Group. He was also a member of Booz Allen’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Team.
Wolf served as a Director at Sotheby International (NYSE: BID), Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), and Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM). He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned a BA in International Relations and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.