Michael Olsen is a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he helps prepare breakthrough energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market and deepen ARPA-E's private sector engagement.
Prior to joining ARPA-E, Olsen worked as a Business Development Executive with IBM Watson Research Center where he led worldwide efforts to commercialize various renewable energy and energy conservation research efforts. He was also Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SBE, Inc., where he led the sales and marketing teams and introduced novel capacitor technologies into new markets including the wind and solar inverter markets.
Olsen earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.