Michael Buckley is co-founder and Board Member of Ocean’s Halo, a food company specializing in commercializing products using seaweed. Mike invests in and advises early stage companies on product, fundraising, scaling, board recruitment, customer intros, exit strategies, and PR/marketing. Prior to Ocean’s Halo, he was VP of Global Business Communications at Facebook where he led a 70-person team with responsibilities including oversight of all corporate, policy, internal, international, and advertising/monetization communications, as well as the Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp products. Before Facebook, he spent twelve years at Brunswick Group, a communications consultancy, where he was US Managing Partner. Managing a team of more than 150 people, he helped create a half-dozen new practice areas and open three new offices, growing revenue 80x over a decade. At Brunswick, he worked on more than $400 billion in M&A assignments and over $40 billion in IPO mandates for a diverse client base. Mike holds BA in Communications and Political Science from Marist College.