Michael Balter, Board Member
Michael Balter is an executive with 35 years’ experience in Technology, Green Energy, and Entrepreneurship. He is skilled in executive management; vertical marketing; strategic sales; launching new technologies; and fund raising. Most recently Michael was the VP of Sales for Altergy Systems, a California based Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company, specializing in Alternative and Green Energy. Prior to that Michael co-founded Whitestone Investment Network a private equity firm specializing in technology and consulting.
From 2003 to 2012 Michael was an entrepreneur working with 501c3’s to strengthen their fundraising capabilities raising over $50 million for schools and other nonprofit organizations. From 1980 to 1998 Michael worked at Intel Corporation. Over his tenure he held positions in engineering, sales, and marketing. As Vertical Marketing Director he brought multiple technologies to market including two of the most common technologies in the world today: voice recognition and video conferencing. As a Technology Evangelist he spoke at multiple universities and conferences.
Michael has a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Michael also served 4 years in USAF as an air traffic controller and is a Vietnam Veteran.