The app is the main product of the media company WhisperText LLC, which was co-founded by CEO Michael Heyward, the son of the entertainment executive Andy Heyward, and Brad Brooks, who is the CEO of mobile messaging service TigerText.
Whisper is one of the fastest growing media companies, generating over 17 billion content views per month. Prior to Whisper, the LA native worked in different roles related toconsumer-based marketing at startup TigerText. As a teenager, Michael was an avid Formula One racing fan and secured the United States commercial rights for the sport.
In 2014, he was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” Michael is a frequent keynote speaker and has spoken at a number of prominent conferences, including WSJ D, Fortune Tech Brainstorm, TechCrunch Disrupt, and Business Insider Ignition.
In 2016, Michael was named one of AdWeek's "Young Influentials".