Mr Michael Butler
Mr Michael Butler
Chairman and CEO
Cascadia Capital
The co-founder of Cascadia Capital, Michael Butler leads the firm and is an emerging thought leader in the New Energy Economy. His recent focus on sustainable technology has helped propel Cascadia into some of the most important transactions in this market.

These transactions include Prometheus Energy's funding from Shell Technology Ventures, and FRX Polymers funding from Israel Cleantech Ventures & Capricorn Venture Partners. Having entered the sector early in its lifecycle, Cascadia has worked with institutional investors, growth-stage companies, consolidators and project developers to facilitate strategic buy-side and sell-side M&A and drive strategic investments.

Prior to co-founding Cascadia Capital, Butler served as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers responsible for global equity sales and equity syndicate. He also served on the firm's Equity Commitment Committee, Equity Syndicate Committee and Private Equity Commitment Committee. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Butler was a Principal with Morgan Stanley & Company, where he was responsible for divisional global product and risk management and was a member of the division's Operating Committee. He has been involved in numerous equity financing transactions for both public and private companies.

Butler holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. in International Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.