Advisory Board

Michael Potter, MS

Michael Potter, MS is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Manna Energy Foundation and Director at Paradigm Ventures. He is also Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Space Commerce. He is an advisor to the Singularity University and director of Orphans of Apollo.
Formerly Michael was an international telecommunications analyst at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He was also Vice Chairman of the founding Board of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA). He is a Director of Global Connect. His articles on high technology business and policy have been widely published.
He earned his MS degree from the London School of Economics and his BA from California State University at Sacramento. He is an alumni of the Sacramento Semester Program, and earned a certificate in Space Studies from the International Space University.
Michael runs a small family investment firm, Paradigm Ventures, focused on green, sustainable, and high technology projects. Prior to Paradigm Ventures, he was Vice Chairman, cofounder and President of Esprit Telecom plc., a pan-European competitive telecommunications services provider. During his 8 years at Esprit, he grew the company to 1,000 employees in over 9 European countries and to a market capitalization of a billion US dollars.
His passion is building value.
Listen to Michael on The Space Show hosted by Dr. David Livingston. Listen to his earlier appearances as well. Read his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.