Michael Bell is CEO and co-founder of Toolray, Inc. a new start-up, focusing on building a Software as a Service (SaaS) business. The company is in the very early stages and Michael is spending his time speaking with people about the frustrations they face in their working lives. He’s obsessed with the question, What is the thing you just hate in your current job, that you wish you could wave a magic wand and make go away?
Prior to starting Toolray, Michael was Executive Director at Michael Sullivan & Associates, a 40-attorney law firm with offices throughout California. As the firm’s 2nd employee, Michael participated in the firm’s growth from the very beginning. It was a wild ride with lots of fantastic lessons about hiring and team building, scaling a business, building a brand and even launching a product.
While working at the law firm, Michael participated in two other start-ups.
In 2010, he co-founded Zoomergy LLC, a Los Angeles-based company that focuses on ecommerce, digital media, and performance marketing.
Before that, in 2005, he co-founded Shopping Syndicate LLC, the company that owned and operated Dealhack.com. He and his partner sold the business in March 2010.
Michael studied finance at the University of Dayton. He has also worked as Marketing Manager for Investor’s Business Daily.
Michael Bell writes about leadership, innovation and creativity.
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