|Penn State, BS||1984|
|University of Rochester, MBA||1990|
|Finance & Economics|
Michael Schutzler is CEO at Livemocha.com - the world’s largest online language learning community. He brings 25 years of leadership and brand building for some of the worldâ€™s most recognized consumer facing properties including Monster.com, RealNetworks and Classmates.com.
Prior to LiveMocha, Schutzler built the business coaching firm CEOSherpa, where he helped small to mid-sized organizations capitalize on market opportunities, build strong executive teams and develop successful financing strategies.
He also served as Senior Vice President at RealNetworks, leading the worldwide games, global marketing, advertising and sales divisions. During his tenure, Schutzler expanded the casual games business into an international operation, growing revenues in excess of $100 million and establishing the company as a dominant player in the online gaming world. As Senior Vice President at Monster.com during its peak, he led product development, online marketing and consumer products for the companyâ€™s billion-dollar business. Before his roles at Monster.com and RealNetworks, Schutzler served as CEO of Classmates.com, the service often recognized as one of the first social networking sites. He led the company from a small, struggling start-up to a nationally recognized brand and category owner. Classmates.com was acquired by United Online in 2004 for $150M.
Schutzler is a highly respected strategist and leadership coach for CEOs, executives, and board members around the world. In addition to authoring an acclaimed book on leadership titled Inspiring Excellence, he has served as an angel investor for more than a dozen Internet and technology companies. Schutzler holds an MBA in Finance and Economics and a BS in Electrical Engineering.