Michael Gluck is the Founder and President of VGMarket, a leading global market research firm specializing in entertainment, media, and technology, and the largest provider of 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 the Co-Owner of Court Street Grocers. Opening with a 29 Zagat rating and widespread critical acclaim, the Brooklyn food and sandwich shop is among the highest reviewed restaurants in New York. Michael is also Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Critical Hit, a video game music tribute band, as well as an investor in video game and technology startups.
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, ping-pong, bowling, and StarCraft II.
Michael on Arise Entertainment 360
Michael on the Big Biz Show
Michael on PBS