Mike Balma is SunWork’s Finance and Development Director and a renewable energy consultant. He has completed business development and marketing projects for several solar companies. He joined SunWork’s Board of Directors in 2011. Mike has been active in the Performance Committee for SunSpec, a nonprofit solar industry alliance pursuing information standards that address operational aspects of PV power plants on the smart grid. Mike had an extensive marketing career with Hewlett-Packard including helping build HP’s open source business. He previously worked for SRI International, consulting on renewable energy technologies including solar, wind and biomass. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University.