Michael Balsam is Chief Product Officer of Govini. Michael joined Govini from Outsell, where he was VP and Practice Leader for the business of data consulting practice, which advises information service providers on data strategy and data-driven workflow solutions. Prior to Outsell, Michael founded Bear Pond Research, which focused on B2B data monetization strategy and execution. Michael was the former Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Product of Onvia, a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides leads related to federal, state, and local government procurement. Michael has advised the US Congress and mainstream media on matters of government data transparency and the flow of capital.