Don't Get Left in the Past
At the TCU Neeley School of Business, Michael Sherrod, the William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence, hears just about every entrepreneurial pitch in Fort Worth. Michael's desk is where ideas come to blossom . . . or die. He has a unique perspective as to where innovation will take us and his "vision of the future" is not one you'll want to miss.
About the Speaker:
TCU Neeley School of Business
Michael Sherrod began his thirty-eight year career as an entrepreneur in 1977 by starting a publishing company. The company grew to encompass multiple publications, an advertising agency and a graphics company. In 1981, Michael sold the company and moved to Fort Worth, Texas.
In Fort Worth, Michael was publisher of the Dallas Business Courier, national advertising manager for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Vice-President of marketing for AMR Information Services Division. In 1994 Michael left AMR to start NERRV, Inc., an Internet application for trade magazines. After selling NERRV, he co-founded DigitalCity which sold to AOL three years later. Michael later joined Ancestry.com managing the company's magazine and book publishing businesses. In 2008 he became the founding CEO of Examiner.com and in 18 months grew the company to a top 150 website.
Michael is active on a number of boards including The Urban Libraries Council, The Kinsey Institute and the Texas Tribune.