Asia-based media and business entrepreneur Michael Gleissner started his professional career in the telecommunications technology industry in Germany. He pioneered e-commerce with Europe's first online bookstore "telebook", developed web hosting (with one of Germany's leading web hosting service), as well as business process outsourcing with a contact center in Namibia, Africa, which served as the German-language customer service operation for his companies.
He relocated to the US in 1996 where he focused on international liaising in his businesses. After serving in several high profile positions as senior executives in technology companies, including vice-president at Amazon.com (which acquired one of his companies in 1998), he retired from active operational duties and has been focused on managing his investments through a New York-based investment operations.
He acquired Bigfoot in 2000 which now serves as the binding entity for various investments and operational activities.
Currently based out of Hong Kong and Singapore, he recently focused on entertainment ventures with the launch of Hong Kong-based, Bigfoot Entertainment, and the large production facility and film school in Cebu, Philippines.