MDC Ventures; Michael Bassik

Michael Bassik


Michael is a leading digital strategist, agency executive and political entrepreneur.

He is managing director and president of Global Digital Operations at MDC Partners, a fast-growing, influential marketing and communications network, where he supports the growth and development of the network’s strategic communications, media, and digital agencies.

Michael is also co-founder of DSPolitical, a leading political technology and advertising network, co-founder of The Dutch Sprinkle Company, an innovative food company based on New York City’s Lower East Side, and is on the board of directors of Civic Hall Labs, a non-profit organization at the intersection of technology, politics, and government.

Michael was named an Advertising Age “40 Under 40,” PRWeek “40 Under 40,” POLITICO “Player to Watch” and Campaign Magazine “Rising Star.” He is the recipient of the AAPC’s Award for Excellence in Digital Media Digital and Yahoo’s Purple Chair. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR and other leading outlets. His testimony before the Federal Election Commission helped bring about free speech protections for political blogs and digital publications. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and American University’s Washington College of Law.