Creative Director, MARKETING SERVICES
Michael Bergbauer’s visionary eye and masterful skills bring partnership opportunities to vivid life on behalf of Premier’s portfolio of prestigious properties and rights-holders.
Bergbauer joined Premier Partnerships with over five years of corporate sponsorship experience in the sports and entertainment industry. Throughout his career, Bergbauer’s customized, visually stunning presentations have been essential components of sales efforts for major partnerships valued at over a quarter-billion dollars.
Bergbauer originally joined the NFL Miami Dolphins in a marketing services role, serving a creative team involved with the rebranding of the organization. He ultimately became the lead designer for the organization’s Corporate Sponsorship division, working with the executive team to create and orchestrate high-level presentations centered around a $450 million stadium renovation project. The quality of his work for the Dolphins was recognized with two South Florida Emmy Award nominations and Florida Print Awards in three different categories.
Previously, Bergbauer was the lead designer of the social media division at Royal Caribbean. Throughout his tenure, Bergbauer conceptualized and announced various ship berths, new branding campaigns, and new features and stories that gave Royal Caribbean’s followers fresh new content. Bergbauer started his career with Front Rush, a start-up sports recruiting software company. He first started out as a freelance coder, and then became the company’s graphic designer focused on email branding to support collegiate sports teams’ recruitment efforts.
Bergbauer graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. He currently resides in New York City, where he enjoys golfing, theater, and the park with his dog, Harper.