Michael S. Blanco
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Michael Blanco provides the strategic direction and leadership for the organization and is responsible for RESOLUTE Partners’ day-to-day operations. Prior to co-founding RESOLUTE Partners, Mr. Blanco owned and operated a chain of family entertainment centers in New England. Through that business, he became aware of growing public interest in the Internet and the impact it would have on recreational computing. In 1996, Michael and a group of entrepreneurs, launched RESOLUTE Partners. Later that year the company’s first Internet café came to the attention of the U.S. Navy. RESOLUTE partnered with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to provide recreational computing and Internet access on several US military bases. Since then, RESOLUTE has grown to become the largest operator of Internet cafes in the US military community with installations on military bases around the world including the contingency areas of Kuwait and Iraq.
During his career, Michael has founded, owned and managed several enterprises. He was President of a public relations/event marketing firm. He served a Fortune 500 company as director of event marketing. For several music and event venues, Michael held the position of sales and marketing director and toured the world as a lighting designer and production manager. He received his degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.