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Michael Inwald

President and Founder, Cheeseboy

Michael Inwald is the Founder and President of Cheeseboy, America’s first quick-service grilled cheese franchise concept. The company was launched during Michael’s tenure as an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management in 2009. After receiving funding for his venture, Michael opened the first location in Milford, CT and has since grown Cheeseboy into a regional quick-service chain across the Northeast. Prior to starting graduate school, Michael was an Account Supervisor at Ogilvy & Mather and managed new business development for Ogilvy’s healthcare division. Before joining Ogilvy, Michael managed multiple interactive accounts at CoActive Marketing and served as Director of Marketing for Steve & Barry’s, a national apparel retail chain with over 130 stores across the country at the time. Previously, Michael owned and operated Business World Review, a media company that specialized in video/multimedia production, business news distribution, and web video streaming. Michael graduated from Cornell University in 2003, receiving his B.A. in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Biology and Film Production. He is an avid traveler, recreational musician, and a proud volunteer and supporter of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network, an organization that provides life-changing camp experiences for children with severe medical conditions.