Michael Hainey is executive director of editorial for Esquire and editor-at-large for Town & Country. Previously, Hainey was editor-at-large at GQ. From 2003 to 2015, he was the title’s deputy editor where he helped reimagine the brand, guiding the title to numerous National Magazine Awards. In 2009, Hainey oversaw the launch of GQ.com, and led the digital team for five years. He also led the title into video programming, co-creating the “GQ Rules” video series. Hainey began his journalism career in New York as a staff reporter for the satirical Spy magazine, and his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Wired, Condé Nast Traveler, and numerous other publications. He is also a painter, poet and author, best known for his critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, After Visiting Friends.