Michael Buchanan is CEO of Buchanan Investments, Inc., a San Francisco-based investment company that specializes in identifying private equity investment opportunities in growth companies. He has been a member of Tri Alpha Energy’s board of directors since 2001. Mr. Buchanan previously managed a series of private equity funds for institutional investors in the U.S. and Asia, focused on leveraged buyouts and development capital. His early career included financial positions with IBM’s Federal Systems Division. Currently, Mr. Buchanan serves on the boards of several energy and clean tech companies.