Speaker Profile


Michael Sherman

President/CEO and Owner of Vanguard Building Solutions

Mike Sherman is President/CEO and Owner of Vanguard Building Solutions (VBS), an Energy and Infrastructure Solutions company that focuses on lighting, mechanical and other energy conservation projects. VBS is widely recognized in healthcare, education, real estate, manufacturing and other commercial facilities as the expert in energy efficiency projects.

Mr. Sherman has over 25 years experience in the energy, performance contracting, project development and asset management industries, developing energy retrofit and infrastructure solutions. During Mr. Sherman’s career, he has been involved in healthcare, education and other commercial projects in excess of $400 Million. Prior to starting VBS in 2013, Mike was Vice President of Asset Solutions for ARAMARK Healthcare, where he went from internal start-up to a $55 million group with 20 employees over a nine-year period. During this time, he was recognized by ARAMARK with leadership awards 5 times during his tenure and promoted twice.

Previously, Mike held leadership positions with Sodexo, Enron Energy Services and Honeywell Inc. He began his career with AVO Biddle Instruments. He also maintains active leadership involvement in several community service organizations. Mr. Sherman earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is married and has two children.


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