Michael started his private equity career in 1996 and today has over 25 years of investment experience exclusively focused on sustainable growth investing. Michael was a General Partner with Element Partners, a firm dedicated to growth equity investing in environmental businesses. Prior to Element, Michael was a Partner at Advent International and helped co-manage a dedicated fund focused on minority growth equity transactions into companies focused on sustainability. Prior to Advent, Michael was a Principal at EnerTech Capital a venture capital fund focused on alternative energy technology investing.