Managing Partner, Basso Design Group in Troy. Basso Design Group provides interactive media, web design and development, social media strategies, search-engine marketing and optimization, email marketing, graphic design, branding, corporate identity, and communications consulting for clients around the world. The company has expanded its customer base to over 600 clients worldwide. In his career spanning more than 15 years, Basso has transformed the image and operations of companies and organizations in the not-for-profit, government, and consumer markets and industries. After working with Internet startups and witnessing the way they failed at operating their businesses, he started his own interactive agency to help businesses market themselves more intelligently and efficiently on the Internet. Recently, Basso Design has moved into mobile apps, complete with a software program that allows small businesses to create their own apps. Under his leadership, the agency has been recognized with the Communicator Award for Excellence in the field of interactive design, International Davey Award, W3 Award for interactive design, and Women in Communication's Clarion Award. It has been named a Webby Awards honoree and recognized as one of the top five interactive design agencies in Michigan by the Michigan Design Awards Association. Basso is an active volunteer, contributing support to organizations such as Gleaners, Art & Scraps, and other Detroit-focused initiatives. He received his MBA from Western Michigan University.