Michael is a recognized industry expert and a veteran of the Solar Power Industry. He has been involved with financing and developing projects around the world from 100kW up to over 100MW solar power plants. He is experienced in the technical operation as well as the financing and regulation of solar power projects. As an electrical engineer and attorney he is able to bring a unique blend of understanding of both the administrative and technical realities of solar power integration into the global power grid. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University, and a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
Mike served as General Counsel , Vice President, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions for NASDAQ-traded semiconductor company for eighteen years. He was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of solar module and cell manufacturer. He has scaled companies from $60M to over $2B and employees from less than 100 to over 10,000. He has experience purchasing and setting up real estate activities with extensive international experience, including China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, U.K., France, Germany and Switzerland. Mr. Ross holds a B.S.B.A. in accounting, magna cum laude, from University of Arizona and a J.D. from Stanford University.