Michael Bruce serves as the Director at Emerson Elemental where he is responsible for managing the for-profit investment portfolio dedicated to restoring and strengthening the symbiosis between humanity and nature. Prior to joining Emerson Collective, Bruce served as a Director at Hannon Armstrong Capital, a sustainable infrastructure finance company, where he helped take the company public in 2013 and focused on project finance and new financial products. Previously, Bruce co-founded Manifest Energy, where he developed innovative project models for value-added buildout and optimal deployment of emerging technologies. Bruce was Senior Advisor for Finance under President George W. Bush at the U.S Department of Energy. He started his career with the Credit Suisse Technology Group in Silicon Valley. He holds a BS in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University where he was an NCAA champion swimmer.