Mike Rowley’s energy career, spanning over 40 years in the industry, began in 1973 as a power plant operator. After six years of hands-on plant operations, he served during the next 14 years with the Salt River Project, a multi-billion-dollar power and water utility supplying central Arizona, as Grid Supervisor during which he acquired expert knowledge of local and national power production and transmission networks. With the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 opening wholesale power generation and retail markets to deregulated competition, Mike subsequently formed Rowley Consulting to advise major power users and new market entrants on successfully navigating deregulated electric market opportunities and risks. Counted among his major clients were Calpine, Electric Clearinghouse, Enron, and Valero. In 1999 Mike joined the Automated Power Exchange (APX), a pioneering startup, where he applied his strategic and operational knowledge to the creation of online markets and exchanges for the electric power industry worldwide. Mike was recruited in 1994 to Stream Gas and Electric, an early and highly successful entrant into the deregulated Texas power market and which grew to over $7 billion in sales, as a member of the founding executive team and Director of Market Research. Mike has served as a board member of Apollo Development since 2012.