Mike Orren

Title: President

Email: mikeo@yourspeakeasy.com

Signature Drink: Single-malt scotch with a single large metallic ice ball

Biography: Mike is a lifelong media entrepreneur, from having turned his high school newspaper into a profitable semi-weekly to serving as a founder of Speakeasy. He founded Pegasus News, which grew into the largest single-market pureplay news and entertainment site in the US, with a proprietary content and ad customization engine called The Daily You™. He shepherded the company through two acquisitions, and it is now owned by The Dallas Morning News. Prior to that, Mike has led relaunches and turnarounds at D Magazine and American Lawyer Media's Texas Lawyer. He is a regular writer and speaker on local media, advertising, marketing and social media, having appeared recently at SXSW, BIA / Kelsey, Online News Association and Ignite.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mikeorren