Mike Kowal is Managing Director, Services for LinkShare where he oversees the Chicago advertiser services team and provides strategic guidance and services for many of LinkShare’s top clients. His team is responsible for service execution and management of client programs, as well as education and synchronization with advertisers’ online marketing channels. He joined LinkShare in 2005 as the Director of Shared Services and was responsible for Advertiser analysis and communications for the network. Prior to joining LinkShare, Mike was at General Electric Company where he was a Sr. Marketing Manager and Product Manager of Consumer Protection Products. Mike has over 17 years of experience in online, direct and database marketing and has an M.B.A and a B.S. in Management Information Systems, both from the University of Dayton.