MICHAEL D. CUTBIRTH – President and CEO
Mr. Cutbirth is the president and CEO of the Company and has over sixteen years of experience in the wind energy industry. Before forming the Company, Mr. Cutbirth was president of Clipper Windpower, which he started up with the founder of the Zond Corporation.
Clipper Windpower completed one of the most successful public offerings in the wind industry in 2005 and is currently owned by United Technologies. Prior to starting up Clipper, Mr. Cutbirth was head of Global Project Finance for Zond / Enron Wind Corp., where he arranged, negotiated and closed in excess of $1 billion of debt and equity for wind energy projects around the world.
Prior to joining Zond, Mr. Cutbirth was Chief Financial Officer of an independent power producer that owned and operated approximately $300 million of power generating assets. Mr. Cutbirth’s business career has included chief financial officer of a manufacturing and supply company serving the oil, gas and agricultural industries and chief executive officer of a real estate development company that, through its affiliates, have acquired, entitled, developed, leased and sold approximately $300 million of residential, commercial and mixed use properties.
Mr. Cutbirth is also a former director of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Mr. Cutbirth received a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.