Members at Large – Southern California
Clean-Tech and Sustainability IG Co-Chair – Southern California
COO at Haig Barrett, a management consulting firm
Partner in HB/Sustain, Haig Barrett’s sustainability practice.
With over two decades of international business experience as a technology entrepreneur, Michael understands the real pressures organizations and their decision makers face on a daily basis. He has co-designed the Haig BarrettSustainovation sustainability strategic framework to create growth opportunities, build business, and find new streams of profitability.
Educated at Northwestern and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Michael combines an understanding of the behavior of organizations and the individuals who make them up and the technical systems they use to deliver service and value.
Michael is LEED AP and also certified in The Natural Step. Previous work experience included CEO of Solar start up SEDI, CTO ofcarsdirect.com, and work on Sempra’s smart grid while VP at Proximetry.
Michael teaches classes in the Global Sustainability Certificate programs at the University of California (UCLA) and is a Co-Founder of the Advanced Sustainability Institute in Santa Monica. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and is both a student and lecturer on Taoist philosophy. He serves as the Clean Tech Chair for the German American Business Association in Southern California.