Principal of Factotem, a global business incubator and accelerator in Chelsea, and Executive Director of the Ann Arbor SPARK Innovation Network for regional economic development in Ann Arbor. Bloom has 25 years of technology, marketing, and business development expertise in IT, biomedical, cleantech, transportation, and homeland security. At Factotem, Bloom leads new investment and turnaround projects in software and online business, marketing research, and financial services. Clients include Acxiom, Bellemead, Hilgraeve, HKOMedia, Optimization Group, Pixel Velocity, Safe Travel and Zingerman’s. At SPARK, he organizes centers of excellence in optics/photonics, IT, and marketing and coaches startups at the SPARK business incubators. He works one-on-one with entrepreneurs on product development, organizational development, and business development challenges. In October 2007, he received the Innovation Michigan award for innovative business strategy from Michigan Business Review. Bloom received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in industrial engineering and operations research, both from the University of Michigan.