Partner, Emerson Collective
Michael serves as a Partner at Emerson Collective where he manages the energy and environment venture investment portfolio. Michael represents Emerson on the Board of Directors of Nautilus Data Technologies, PosiGen, BioLite and Angaza and is an observer at Twelve and Noon Energy. Prior to joining Emerson Collective, Michael served as a Director at Hannon Armstrong Capital (NYSE: HASI), a sustainable infrastructure finance company, where he helped take the company public in 2013 and focused on new financial products such as commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE). Prior to Hannon Armstrong, Michael co-founded Manifest Energy, where he developed innovative project models for value-added buildout and optimal deployment of emerging energy technologies. Michael acquired first hand policymaking experience as Senior Advisor for Finance at the U.S. Department of Energy under President George W. Bush where he was responsible for accelerating the commercialization of advanced energy technologies and served on the Secretary of Energy's Task Force to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency ' Energy (APRA-E). Michael started his career with the Credit Suisse Technology Group in Silicon Valley. Michael earned a B.S. in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University where he was an NCAA champion swimmer. Michael and his wife, Ally, live in Woodside, CA with their four children.