Mike Brown is the assignments editor for TheStreet.com, parent company of The Deal, RateWatch and BoardEx. He oversees the day-to-day coverage of the stock market and business news. He oversees the operation of the newsroom, managing reporters and editors for both TheStreet and The Deal. Prior to his role as assignments editor, Michael was an associate editor for The Deal, where he oversaw daily auction and middle market coverage for TheDeal.com. He also managed The Deal’s auctions database, which tracks over 1,500 ongoing sale processes and was essential in creating the M&A Tipsheet, a weekly newsletter of The Deal’s exclusive coverage of ongoing M&A processes. Prior to The Deal, he covered business and politics for the Hour Publishing Co. in Norwalk, Conn.