Stephen Michna, Founder

Engineer

Torrington, Connecticut, US

Stephen is looking to join a startup

Stephen is looking to join a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Energy

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Technical
Product Management
Finance
Managing People
Sales
Background

About Stephen

I am an engineer by education but I have found my niche in the start-up, business development and sales environment.

I am looking for an opportunity to apply my engineering mindset and business acumen to positions in the business development, sales or business strategy field. I believe there is a certain logic an individual with an engineering background can bring to the business division of a company.

Professionally, I have experience working directly with C-level executives at a start-up wind turbine company. I serve there in the commercial division as a Project Manager and Technical Liaison. I am able to use my engineering background and problem solving skills on a variety of projects, including sales plan development, potential investor presentations, database creation, and renewable energy subsidy project management.

I am also founder and Partner of Berkshire Planning Group, a public relations, marketing, and web design company. I also serve as a Commissioner of Economic Development and as a Commissioner of Conservation in Torrington, Connecticut. I was appointed to these positions by the Mayor of Torrington after I aggressively ran for Torrington City Council. I am also involved in leadership roles of various organizations, including Vice President of Finance for the Northwest Connecticut Young Democrats.

I was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. After Northeastern, I took post-bachelor courses in Industrial Management at KU Leuven, Belgium.

I am highly interested in the renewable energy fields, but also in any technical fields in which I can use my technical mindset.

Education

Northeastern University

Civil Engineering

- 2010

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)

Post-Bachelor studies in Industrial Management

- 2010

Certification

EIT (Engineering In Training) Certification

EMT