Mike Zlatoper (or Z or Zlatoper but not Michael) is Managing Partner at award-winning independent creative agency, Mekanism. He oversees agency operations, talent and retained revenue. Since joining Mekanism in 2011, Mike has played a key role in the expansion and success of Mekanism including growing the agency brand roster to include Weber, Alaska Airlines, and Charles Schwab. Most recently Mekanism was named Independent Agency of the Year by The Drum, and in 2020 The Effie Index named Mekanism as a Top 10 Most Effective Independent Agencies in the United States thanks to their work on brands including Peloton, Charles Schwab and others. Prior to joining Mekanism, Mike worked at leading creative agencies including TBWAChiatDay, McCann Erickson and Agency 215 where he ran global iconic youth brands including adidas, Ray-Ban, Jeep, PlayStation, and Levi’s.