Michael has been working in the solar industry since 1996 and in the software industry since 2000. He brings a unique combination of experience in both solar contracting and enterprise software development to the project team. As an early employee at Powerlight Corporation, a solar industry pioneer, Michael designed, sold, fabricated, and installed commercial PV systems. In a subsequent role at a renewable energy company, he was instrumental in all facets of the business including sales, marketing, design, and implementation of solar thermal, photovoltaic, and radiant hydronic systems. After joining Avaya in 2000, he shifted his focus to enterprise software development, creating the specifications on which the software developers build their products.