Michael Alter

The Tie Bar
Michael Alter is the Chief Executive Officer of The Tie Bar, LLC.  Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well‐made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e‐commerce destination for stylish men's accessories. Previously, Michael was a co-founder and CEO of SurePayroll, a Chicago-based technology company that is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex®.   Michael’s other experience includes work at McKinsey and IBM.  For years, he was a columnist at INC.com and in 2012 was named the Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS CEO of the Year.  Michael holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Northwestern University.