Michael Ellis is Senior Advisor focusing on business development, commercial and operational improvement opportunities in offshore energy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore marine and subsea systems. Michael was with Oceaneering International Inc. from 1997 to 2020 beginning his career as graduate engineer supporting the design of topside and subsea systems in Oil and Gas applications. Mr. Ellis has held progressively more responsible roles in engineering, commercial management, and general management during his career with his most recent role leading a worldwide vessel based projects business in offshore energy markets. Over the last 5 years Mr. Ellis has also been responsible for renewable projects in the European and US offshore wind markets with a focus on business development activities in the construction and O&M spaces including cable installation, route preparation and cable burial, transition piece installation, and Service Operation Vessel (SOV) services. Mr. Ellis graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering, he serves on the Industry Advisory Board for that department at Texas A&M and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the Rice University Jones School of Business.