Michael Gaal

Michael Gaal

EVP, Operations

Michael serves as Executive Vice President of Operations at Cenergistic where he leads a 250-strong engineering, measurement and verification, consulting services and energy specialist team responsible for services and operations. He an accomplished leader who has more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles including: managing Cenergistic’s largest customer implementations, administrator in our nation’s largest urban school districts, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

He began his career with Cenergistic in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Large K-12 Client Operations. Before joining Cenergistic, he held senior leadership roles in several urban school districts, including: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington D.C.; Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California; and the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan.

Michael served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force with over 4000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. As Deputy Director of Policy, International Affairs he led a 150-member staff responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force to formulate policy and develop positions regarding international training and education, security assistance, space and cyber, and foreign disclosure.

He is a Broad Center Alumni. Michael earned a Master of Science in National Security Policy Studies from the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.; a Master of Engineering in Space Operations from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.