Mike Stanton is in charge of developing strategy and directing communications. He joined BAM from SourceMedia, where he was Senior Vice President for Capital Markets, managing a group of four major publications, including The Bond Buyer, the company's flagship municipal finance daily newspaper and website. He joined The Bond Buyer as a reporter in 1995 and served in multiple positions with the newspaper and its parent, including Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. During the course of his career, he has been responsible for business and product development, including managing the ongoing transition of the group's audiences from print to online delivery platforms. Under his watch, the group launched several innovative products and events, most notably the Rapidata service to quickly disseminate economic news and Municipal Finance Today, a new website serving U.S. government finance officers with news about cash-management, budgeting and accounting practices and HR issues. He is a graduate of Columbia University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.