Michael Steckler

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Michael recently relocated to New Zealand after more than 20 years working in London and New York, and is an award winning commercial leader in the media and technology landscape. Michael has helped to build some of the world’s largest digital companies, and has held leadership positions at MSN (Microsoft) in Europe and ran AOL UK.

In 2010 he joined the management team at Criteo a burgeoning French startup which he helped grow from 60 employees to more than 2000 people globally with annual revenues of $2BN USD. He was a critical part of the team that took Criteo public on the NASDAQ in 2013. 

Michael is a thought leader in advertising and digital marketing and has a passion for all forms of disruptive technology.  He has been fortunate enough to have hired great people throughout the world from Tokyo to San Francisco and knows what it takes to build successful high performing teams.

Michael has also been actively involved in acquiring companies and integrating them into larger businesses.

Advisory areas

Sales, marketing, operations and hiring.

Sector experience

Digital publishing and media, marketing and advertising , SaaS and services.


Michael has experience running global teams with offices throughout EMEA, USA and APAC.