Michael W. Sonnenfeldt is the founder of TIGER 21, the nation’s premier network of learning groups for high net worth investors. He is the former Chairman of Carmanah Technologies Corp., a (then) publicly traded Canadian company that designs, manufactures and distributes solar powered lighting and systems for industrial applications globally. Through his private investment company, MUUS & Company, Mr. Sonnenefeldt has holdings in technologies related to alternative energy infrastructure applications. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Sonnenfeldt founded and led Emmes & Company, a real estate investment boutique that was a major buyer of distressed portfolios in the early 90’s and grew to over a billion dollars in assets by the time he sold his interest in 1998. In 1981, Mr. Sonnenfeldt conceived and initiated the then world’s largest commercial renovation, commencing the transformation of the 2.4 million sq. ft. Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Sonnenfeldt received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Sonnenfeldt has been actively involved over the last 25 years at senior levels in numerous nonprofit organizations focused on the environment, national security, Middle East peace, international peacekeeping, the US/UN relationship, the removal of land mines and communal development. Mr. Sonnenfeldt was named a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Business at MIT for the 2003/4 school year, to co-teach “Business and the Nation’s Security” which he spent a year developing with a team he assembled. Currently, he is highly focused on fighting climate change through his philanthropic, financial and political activities. Mr. Sonnenfeldt is also a clothing designer and usually can be found wearing clothes of his own design. Mr. Sonnenfeldt lives in New York City.