Michael Schmitz

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San Francisco, California, US

Founder & CEO - blue vista
Michael's Skills
Business Development
Fundraising
Growth
Management
Strategy
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Michael

Social impact entrepreneur.
Focused on accelerating the development of low-carbon economies.
Driven by a belief in the power of imagination and innovation to solve our toughest challenges.

I have dedicated my life to making the world a better place. I believe in the power of innovation, creativity and most importantly the value of strong teams to achieve great outcomes.

Quote

"It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit." - John Wooden

Work Experience

Founder & CEO

blue vista

January 2016 - December 2016

Connecting people with the tools they need to build clean communities from the bottom up. www.bluevista.co

Executive Director

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA

May 2009 - December 2015

Led the premiere global network of cities dedicated to climate protection and low carbon development. Supporting local climate action through providing technology solutions, expertise, and policy leadership.

Education

Stanford University

BS/MS

1981 - 1986

UCLA

MA - Urban Planning

1989 - 1991

UC Hastings College of the Law

JD

1991 - 1994

Co-working Space

Port Workspaces, 101 Broadway, Suite 203, Oakland CA 94607

2016 - Today