Before becoming President and CEO of Crius Energy, Michael Fallquist successfully raised the equity and debt capital necessary to launch Regional Energy Holdings, Inc. (REH), the company he founded in 2009 to manage a portfolio of energy service companies. Earlier that same year, Michael also founded Viridian Energy – now one of the top 50 direct selling companies worldwide.
Prior to his role as CEO and President of REH, Michael served as the chief operating officer of Commerce Energy, a publicly listed natural gas and electricity retailer serving more than 150,000 customers in multiple states. Before joining Commerce Energy, Michael worked for the Macquarie Group in Australia and in the United States, where he gained valuable experience as a member of the innovative Central Executive Strategy Group, and in various energy trading roles within Macquarie Cook Energy.
Michael earned an MBA from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2012 award winner in New York, Cleantech category .