Michael Heller

Michael Heller

CEO & Founder
Talent Resources

Michael Heller

Michael Heller is CEO and Founder of branded entertainment agency Talent Resources, which leverages celebrity and social influencer relationships to authentically amplify the messaging of today’s brand innovators.

After completing his Bachelor’s degree at New York University, Heller went on to receive his Juris Doctorate through an advanced program from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, starting his career in entertainment law. During this time, he recognized a need for active facilitators to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Madison Avenue. Heller combined his unique experience with branded events, commercial entertainment law and celebrity management to launch Talent Resources in 2007, cementing his place as one of the first to explore the world of celebrity influencer marketing.

Under Heller’s leadership, Talent Resources has earned a reputation for developing positive, healthy branding relationships by organically pairing celebrities with brands that match their lifestyles. The company has nimbly navigated changes in the entertainment industry, including the rise of reality television, the adoption of new digital platforms, and the growth of real-time social engagement. Capitalizing on its clear vision, wealth of experience, and ability to adapt, Talent Resources has grown exponentially, becoming an industry leader with one of the most powerful celebrity influencer networks to date.

With Talent Resources’ extensive celebrity influencer network, the team has been the architect behind global, multi-million-dollar advertising deals between some of the most recognized celebrities and brands in the world, including Kelly Clarkson and Citizen Watches, Stephen Dorff and Blu E-Cigarettes, Lindsay Lohan and Miu Miu, and Demi Lovato and Mezzi, to name a few. In addition, Heller and the Talent Resources team are the creative force behind some of the industry’s most sought-after branded events such as the AXE Lounge and Rolling Stone’s annual Super Bowl party.

Today, Heller is considered a visionary in the world of influencer marketing and has become a leading voice for the industry, having appeared in such major outlets as Business Insider, Buzzfeed, CNN, Digiday, The Hollywood Reporter, and Vanity Fair.