Michael Gursha is an Entrepreneur, Executive, Board Member & Startup Advisor.
Gursha is currently the Chairman & CEO of Rookie Road, Inc., a digital media technology company focused on creating unique and engaging educational content. He became CEO in 2016 after serving as a special advisor to the founder.
Previously, Gursha was appointed as the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, one of the nation’s top schools of communications. At Newhouse, he worked with students, faculty & staff on entrepreneurship & innovation, lectured at Newhouse and other schools on Syracuse University’s campus and helped administration/senior leadership with new strategic ideas around innovation. Before Newhouse, Gursha was the vice president of strategic initiatives at Curemark, LLC, a New York-based biotechnology company focused on the treatment of neurological disorders. Gursha was one of the initial team members at Curemark and, over the years, held various positions with the company, including director of business development.
Gursha has extensive experience in tech, media, biotechnology and healthcare. Gursha currently serves on various boards including New York On Tech, the Whitman School of Management & SXSW Accelerator. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a dual degree in both the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications & the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Mentoring available in the following areas: Partnerships, Business Development, Corporate Development, Strategy, Financing, Intellectual Property, etc… Happy to help early stage companies with strategy and planning.