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Michael Sheppard

With a background in market research and consulting, Mike has worked in mobile, renewable power, and electricity transmission and distribution sectors throughout his career. Until recently, Mike was in charge of Consulting in the area of power technology at IHS Markit where he worked for 8 years. He has been involved in many small and large scale advisory engagements ranging from Polysilicon cost modeling through 30-year supply/demand assessments of global energy markets. Most recent accomplishments include a Top-Down macroeconomic model on forecasting Transmission and Distribution spending by country. He is an expert on PV industry competitive dynamics. As part of his prior roles, he maintained competitive profiles, as well as financial and manufacturing cost models on the high impact companies in PV and energy markets. He has worked on competitive analysis and opportunity assessment projects including those for customers in the upstream value chain as well as the downstream players assessing their supply base. Mike has a Bachelor’s of Science in both Financial Services and in Corporate Finance from San Francisco State University.