Michael Gluck

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Michael Gluck
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Michael Gluck
Born (1983-03-08) March 8, 1983 (age 34)
Hollywood, Florida
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Founder of VGMarket
Website MichaelGluck.com

Michael Gluck (born March 8, 1983) is the Founder of VGMarket,[1] a leading global market research firm and the largest provider of custom research to the video game industry.[2]


In 2007, at the age of 24, Michael started VGMarket with $5,000 in savings and grew the company to $20,000,000 in lifetime sales by the age of 30.[3] By 2014, VGMarket had become a leading global market research provider, servicing Fortune 500 clients in the United States and internationally.[4]

Piano Squall[edit]

As a college student, Gluck performed piano concerts and released an album under the stage name “Piano Squall” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in support of a cure for the disease that took his grandmother’s life.[5]

Other Ventures[edit]

Outside of the market research industry, Gluck is the co-owner of Court Street Grocers. Opening with a 29 Zagat rating and widespread critical acclaim, the Brooklyn-based sandwich chain has three locations and is among the highest reviewed restaurants in New York.[6][7][8]

In 2013, Gluck co-founded and produced Critical Hit, a video game music band[9] that is currently on tour in the United States, Australia, and the Middle East.[citation needed]

In 2016, Gluck produced the world premiere of Unlikely Heroes, a play authored by his father Dr. Charles Gluck, which debuted in Boca Raton, Florida to critical acclaim.[10]


Gluck studied marketing, communication, and Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in the class of 2005.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Gluck was born in Miami and grew up in Hollywood, Florida. He speaks Spanish and Japanese and enjoys piano, composing music, chess, and the Final Fantasy series.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Charlene Weisler (August 14, 2014). "The Business of Games: Interview with VG Market's Michael Gluck". MediaBizBloggers.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Us: VGMarket". Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Britt Hysen (October 6, 2014). "VG Market CEO Michael Gluck Disrupts Video Game Industry". Millennial. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Derek Andersen (January 19, 2012). "VG Market: From EA Pink Slip to Millions". Startup Grind. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Shawn Sines (June 6, 2007). ""Piano Squall" Battles Multiple Sclerosis With Debut Album GAME". Gamefront.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Court Street Grocers". Yelp.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Court Street Grocers: Our Summary Review". Zagat. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Best Lunch Spot in New York 2013". Citysearch.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "About Critical Hit: History and Founders". Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Hirschman, Ben (February 2, 2016). "World Premiere Unlikely Heroes' Family Drama Segues From Light Humor To Emotional Savagery". Florida Theater On Stage. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Website". Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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