Michael Sheppard is the CEO of PTR Inc. In 2016, he left IHS Markit to co-found a company to address a lack of in-depth market research on the power grid. Since then, he has overseen the growth of the company from 3 founders to 50 employees across the US, Germany, Japan, and Pakistan. Mike is an expert on the PV industry and has performed numerous competitive dynamics and opportunity assessment projects, covering upstream, downstream, and supply chain aspects. Prior to founding PTR in 2016, Mike spent eight years with iSuppli/IHS Markit, where he covered a broad range of sectors, including mobile, renewable power, and electricity transmission and distribution (T&D), while managing the power & energy technology consulting practice. Mike has a background in both Financial Services and Corporate Finance from San Francisco State University.