Founder & CEO
Mike is a finance professional with private equity fund management and investment banking experience that has been focused on renewable energy project development, finance, and advisory since 2009, when he co-founded SDL Solar (www.sdlsolar.com) and then went on to found Emel Solar (www.emelsolar.com). Mike has extensive experience structuring, financing and operating large-scale solar and energy storage project portfolios after leading successful solar project and battery storage developments in the United Kingdom, the United States, Greece, Bulgaria, and several emerging markets.
Prior to co-founding SDL Solar, Mike was a Vice President at Ramius Capital Group, a hedge fund based in New York City, where he managed real estate private equity funds and mezzanine debt funds in excess of $1.7 billion. Before this, Mike was an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities with over $1.1 billion of commercial real estate transactional experience.
Mike graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 2002 with a degree in Finance and International Business.