While it may not seem like the most glamorous role in the world of advertising, for Mike Gaetano, working as a member of the media buying team at MPW offers him the chance to showcase his talents as both a mathematician and a researcher. Mike not only is a media buyer for the company, but he also audits invoices and processes co-op, which is a perfect use of his accounting degree from Utica College. Great with numbers and mind-bogglingly proficient with Microsoft Excel, Mike says he loves researching new marketing and media to bring his clients the best advertising bang for their buck.
When he’s not crunching numbers, Mike can be found enjoying the great outdoors no matter what season – he’s both an avid golfer and snowboarder. He keeps his hand-eye coordination to an optimum by spending his time indoors gaming – his favorite is Call of Duty. In fact, while in college Mike was a professional gamer, and came in 6th place in a national tournament, winning a year’s salary in cold, hard cash for his team.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky