Michael is the Founder and CEO of Stone Capital Partners, a private investment firm. He is a Partner at Northern Genesis an energy transition focused investment platform that has partnered with Lion Electric (a leading electric truck company) and Embark Technologies (an autonomous driving company) on two SPAC transactions.
Previously he was a Partner at Riverstone, an energy focused private equity firm, where he led the Power and Renewable Energy verticals and ran the world’s largest renewable energy fund, deploying over $7bn of capital into those sectors. While at Riverstone, Michael was a member of the Board of Directors of Enviva Partners (biomass energy), Pattern Energy (wind power), and Silver Ridge Power (solar developer) among others.
Prior to joining Riverstone in 2003, Michael was Senior Managing Director and Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions advisory business of The Blackstone Group for 15 years. While at Blackstone, Michael was a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to Blackstone, Michael was Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Smith Barney & Co.
Michael is the co-author of the book, “Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution.” He received a BA and an MA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.