Michael has 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, public relations and government relations with a background in a wide range of industries including: government contracting, broadcast media, new media, technology (Software, SaaS, ERP, and EaaS), manufacturing, food, retail, higher education, K-12 education. His experience includes both private and public sector markets, US and International markets.
Hackmer has founded several companies including Social Web Tactics, a digital marketing agency, GovernmentContractors.co, a media site focused on government contracting, and Catoctin College, an online professional education portal.
Over his career, Hackmer has developed strategic marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 businesses, including defense contractors, and companies in media, technology, health care, and education. Some of his clients have included: Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat, Calvert Education, K-12, ISO Group, TE, Wolters Kluwer, and Leidos.
Hackmer began his career working on Capitol Hill, and then in state and local government relations. He later managed industry affairs and association membership for non-profits. And then went to work in marketing designing websites and building audience profiles.
Michael is originally from Boston, MA. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.