"i'm mike kanaly and i approve this autobiography."
Like the blurb on the main page says, i'm a Los Angeles based Web Program/Project Manager specializing in Web project management, marketing communications, business analysis, information architecture, Web design & development and online marketing services for corporations throughout the world.
With more than 7 years of experience garnered at top Interactive Agencies in the US, Canada, India, and Europe, I have played roles in over 300 projects for over 70 clients in multiple industry verticals. I have also led multi-disciplinary development teams of international personnel with project budgets up to 2 Million dollars.
I've been fortunate enough to work with some pretty influential cultural and corporate names in the internet biz. I've worked with companies such as Sony, CBS, NBC, PBS, Ford, Mazda, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Monster.com, Entrepreneur, eFront.com, WorkLife, BitCentral, and The University of Oregon among many others. I'm also working (slowly) on getting certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2000 with a degree in MultiMedia Design and a Minor in Computer Information Science. During this time I interned with the New Media Center at the University, creating some really cutting edge work in Macromedia Director. Despite my departure after graduation, somehow the University and New Media Center survived and my career went forward :)
Speaking of my career: I started working at GoToWorld.com in 2000 immediately after my move to the LA area after graduation. I "transferred" (with a few other coworkers) to another company in 2000, and left to become a freelancer in late 2000. Some interesting stuff happened in between. With enough therapy, and perhaps legal counsel, I should be able to talk about it someday.
In the little spare time I have I'm typically spending qt with my wife and daughter, going to the gym, or watching the Dodgers/Kings/Lakers/Chargers/Galaxy/<Insert LA team here>. I’ve been following baseball since the mid 80’s in one capacity or another with a brief lapse in my late HS and college years. I grew up in San Diego, but never rooted for the Padres (go figure) and have lived in the Los Angeles area for many years and since then, the Dodgers have been my team. It’s a little complicated -- but what isn’t?
I've worked for many small and large companies, and my work has been seen in Entrepreneur Magazine, The National Association of Broadcasting Conference, The Los Angeles Times, Tech TV / G4 Tv, NBC, CBS, PBS, Automotive Literature (Ford, Mazda, Chevrolet, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, BMW), The Annual Animation Explosion and at the University of Oregon, to name a few.
I live in Los Angeles with my wife and daughter. Our home includes a Dodgers Bobblehead Doll Museum (not open to the public), and a rowdy pit bull terrier, where I am working on my consulting business and always on the lookout for the next great opportunity.