Director of Renewable Energy Business Development
Michael is the Director of Renewable Energy at Twain Financial Partners. Michael leads Twain’s renewable energy business development team which is responsible for originating tax credit equity investments, construction loans and permanent loans.
He has over 20 years of experience in financial services with over 15 years of experience in project finance. Prior to joining Twain Financial Partners, Michael was VP of Energy & Infrastructure at Live Oak Bank where he financed large-scale energy projects. Prior to Live Oak, he was VP of Finance and an executive team member at Greenprint Partners, a mission-driven urban revitalization firm that develops storm water infrastructure projects to provide social, environmental and economic impact to low-income communities. Prior to Greenprint, he served as part of the executive team for a fintech firm in the energy efficiency industry, Noesis Energy. At Noesis he managed the capital supplier relationships and commercial lending operations contributing to the successful sale of the company. Prior to Noesis, Michael serves as a Senior Investment Officer for the Loan Programs Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where he performed due diligence for more than $9 billion of first-of-kind energy projects throughout the U.S. Prior to DOE, Michael worked for the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) where he held roles financing renewable energy, tax credit, community development, commercial real estate, non-profit, and Alaska Native Corporation transactions. He also held roles at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Citibank, and the Corporate Finance Institute.
Michael obtained his BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA from the George Washington University. Michael also serves as the Board President for the Round Rock Rattlers Youth Lacrosse organization, is a Board member of the Mirae Foundation, and is a strategic advisor to start-up companies.