Michael Gluck is the Founder of VGMarket, a leading global market research firm specializing in entertainment, media, and technology, and the largest provider of customized consumer research to the video game industry.
In 2007, at the age of 24, Michael started up VGMarket with $5,000 in savings and grew the company to $20,000,000 in lifetime sales by the age of 30.
Outside of the market research industry, Michael is co-owner of Court Street Grocers. Opening with a 29 Zagat rating and widespread critical acclaim, the Brooklyn-based sandwich chain has three locations and is among the highest reviewed restaurants in New York.
In 2013 Michael co-founded and produced Critical Hit, a video game music band that is currently touring the US, Australia, and the Middle East.
In 2016 Michael produced the world premiere of Unlikely Heroes, a play authored by his father Dr. Charles Gluck, which debuted in Boca Raton, Florida to critical acclaim.
Michael studied marketing, communication, and Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in the class of 2005. As a college student, he performed piano concerts and released an album under the stage name “Piano Squall” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in support of a cure for the disease that took his grandmother’s life.
Michael grew up in Hollywood, Florida. He speaks Spanish and Japanese and enjoys piano, composing music, chess, and the Final Fantasy series.
Michael on Arise Entertainment 360
Michael on the Big Biz Show
Michael on PBS