Michael Margolis


CEO and founder

Los Angeles, CA


I’m the CEO and Founder of Storied - a storytelling and culture-making company. We serve heads of product, design, and innovation that are building the future. I'm an advisor to Facebook, Google, and NASA. 2x TEDx speaker. Helping leaders get the sponsorship, alignment, and transformational breakthroughs they desire. All through the power of Storied communications. I am also the CEO and Founder of Choco Libre, a secret society for the world's greatest chocolate lovers. Elevating the culture and storytelling of rare, exotic, single origin craft chocolate. We are launching with showcase events and our first quarterly subscription. We also host VIP tastings at conferences and corporate events. Choco Libre is a spin-off venture of Storied, a storytelling and culture-making company. I began my career as a social entrepreneur, funded by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations by the age of 22. A start-up failure by the age of 24. I speak frequently at conferences including TEDx, SXSW, Zappos Insights, CMX Summit, and Productized. I am left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can find me on Twitter @getstoried sharing musings to 200,000 followers.



  • storytelling
  • Innovation
  • Communications

Storied is a storytelling and culture-making company. Advising leaders at Facebook, Google, Tesla, and dozens of high-growth companies. We work extensively with heads of product, design, and marketing in Silicon Valley and beyond. Anyone who needs to sell the future, deliver on oversized expectations, and has an epic story worth telling. Our specialty is how to tell the story of disruptive innovation. From strategic positioning and messaging to leading massive change and transformation. Since 2002, our storytelling training has been delivered to managers across 34 industries and 16 countries. Featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Wired.


  • Management Consulting

Area of Focus

  • Storytelling
  • Leadership
  • Innovation Management