Michael Rucker is the Founder and CEO of Scout Clean Energy, a renewable energy owner-operator with operations in 14 US states. Michael was also co-founder and formerly President of Harvest Energy Services, Inc. (now Workrise) which specializes in O&M and asset management services. Michael previously served as CEO of juwi Wind North America, a German wind developer, and as VP of Business Development at Clipper Windpower Development. Prior to that, he was a Commercial Director at GE Energy for west region wind, hydro, and natural gas turbine sales. Other positions included Director at APX in renewable energy certificate trading, power scheduling, and settlements. He also supported the Climate Change negotiations at the International Energy Agency in Paris as manager of the Climate Technology Initiative program. Michael was also a Manager at the Edison Electric Institute, the trade association for the US investor-owned utilities.