His career began in campaign management, where he learned how to organize broad coalitions to take action for political change. At Rubicon, Michael is re-imagining how communities can achieve a zero waste future and deliver more efficient and effective government services, powered by the latest technology and the free market.
Previously, he oversaw public policy for Uber Technologies in the company’s largest global market, New York City. Michael has also served as a senior advisor to The Climate Group, where he advised former British PM Tony Blair; organized the historic C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in May 2007; and led public policy for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He has worked on numerous high-profile campaigns, including his own U.S. Congressional run in 2010.
Michael holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and a M.A. In Public Policy from Harvard University. Michael is currently US Chair of the British American Project, a Board Member of the New York State League of Conservation Voters, and a Member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Hudson River Park Trust.