Michael Brauser is an inspirational entrepreneur, father, and member of the community

His ability to foresee positive outlook and predict a winner has served him well.

Michael has been an entrepreneur his entire career. Beginning at Kertz Security Systems, Inc, he moved forward to develop his business savvy across various mergers and acquisitions. Skilled at at finding talented people, he has built executive teams that get the job done. He has founded and invested in dozens of business and is a respected and successful deal maker.

The freedom of being on the sea, the adventure of traveling and never knowing what to expect – these are the reasons why Mike enjoys sports fishing.

Mike approaches his leisure time with the same commitment he devotes to his business ventures. He is a perfectionist with an all or nothing approach, strives to be the best at whatever he does. As an Angler, Charity Founder and more, he is always, ‘all in’.

Business

Michael BrauserBrauser currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Cogint Inc. (NASDAQ: COGT) and is an active investor and stakeholder in several other companies.  He has been a key player in the Data Fusion sector since its earliest days, having built market-leading companies that collectively have produced revenues of over $2 billion.Read more

Charity

Michael BrauserHis time is regularly spent on charity work and his charitable contributions are making a big impact. Mike and his wife Betsy formed ‘The Betsy and Michael Brauser Charitable Foundation’ in 2014. Their two main areas of focus are Jewish culture in South Florida and Cancer research.Read more

Lifestyle

Mike is an avid deep sea fisherman, and employs a professional crew.  He proudly launched his new 87-foot Spencer, Betsy, named for his wife, in March 2012 and by September had caught 118 billfish, 96 of them blue marlin, while fishing in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.Twitter, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn

News

Measuring Small Business Success

It used to be pretty easy measuring success running a small business. If you met your payroll, kept your inventory topped off, paid all your taxes on time, and made a comfortable profit, you were successful. Nowadays, there’s the care and feeding of your online store or presence, the vagaries of social media, an ever-more…

Michael Brauser Blog

Is A Donor-Advised Fund Right For You?

Donor-advised funds continue to grow for the sixth year in a row, with over 270,000 such funds managing nearly $80 billion in the U.S. alone. But what is a donor-advised fund and is it right for you? How does it compare to traditional philanthropy? Are there good tax reasons for favoring a donor-advised fund? And…

Helping Adult with Special Needs

Adults with Special Needs: Creating Community

The Friendship Circle of North Broward & South Palm Beach (Friendship Circle) hosts a program called Young Adult Division 18+ (YAD). The YAD, provides many young adults with immense opportunity to improve their cognitive and social skills. It is one of the many reasons the Betsy & Michael Brauser Charitable Family Foundation (the Foundation) has…

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Board of Directors: Creating High Performance

As current Executive Chairman of Cogint Inc. (formerly IDI, Inc.), former Chairman of PolarityTE, Inc., and Interlick, Inc., as well as being a director in multiple public and private companies over the years, Michael Brauser is well versed on the importance of a Board of Directors as well as what makes them function properly. The requirements…