MICHAEL BAUER – Founder, President and Chief Product Officer

As the founder and president of the company, Michael Bauer serves as Chief Operations Officer, responsible for operations management, product vision, strategy and leadership at Sentient Energy.

Prior to Sentient Energy, he served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Department of Energy and for Foundation Capital. Michael first entered the Smart Grid Industry with BPL Global (acquired by Qualitrol, NYSE: DHR) in 2005, were he was responsible for product strategy. Before that, he spent over a decade in broadband and video networking in Silicon Valley, most recently with BigBand Networks (acquired by Arris, NASDAQ: ARRS).

Michael earned advanced degrees in Business Administration and East Asian Studies (Mandarin Chinese) from Stanford University, as well as General and Theoretical Physics from Technical University of Munich, with distinction. He holds patents in networking and Smart Grid, both domestically and internationally.