Michael is the founder and CEO of Scout Clean Energy a private equity backed renewables developer-owner-operator. Michael brings extensive wind energy, power marketing, and operations experience to the role. Mr. Rucker was also co-founder and former President of Harvest Energy Services, an independent service provider to the wind industry specializing in construction management, O&M and asset management services. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the North American wind development and services operations of Juwi Wind North America, and as VP of Business Development at Clipper Windpower. Prior to that, he was Western Region Commercial Director at GE Energy for wind and natural gas and hydro equipment sales. Michael‘s experience also includes pioneering work in REC trading and power market operations at APX. Michael started his energy career as a manager in climate change and environmental policy at the Edison Electric Institute, the trade association for US investor-owned utilities, and at the International Energy Agency managing a collaborative R&D program for renewables and energy efficiency technologies.