"I should take this opportunity to wish you success in all you set out to accomplish."- Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
I am the founder of Bannon Maher, a company working to commercialize a new class of clean electricity generators expected to provide more than a ten times cost reduction in the production of clean electricity, to solve climate change and save the planet. Prior to that, I was the first full time employee at a startup whose software now protects over two million users, primarily in the U.S. Federal government, including classified U.S. military networks^. I'm a certified expert software engineer by each Oracle (Java^, Pl/SQL^* as a teenager) and Microsoft (C#^, T-SQL^), and have been deemed "extremely gifted as a computer programmer" by a prominent financial software entrepreneur ^. I have work experience at Deutsche Bank^, Bear Stearns (J.P. Morgan)^ and the New York Stock Exchange, and wrote software used to scale a startup hedge fund from zero to billions of dollars in assets under management^^. In 2011, at the age of 29, I was an Independent candidate for the United States Senate^^^. I've filed patent applications on eighteen inventions of mine^, including the previously mentioned generators, a cost and yield optimized agricultural production system, a system for autonomous brain surgery, and a system for a reusable interplanetary space vehicle launch network. I was certified and volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician^. I graduated from the University of San Diego, ranked third in the world for entrepreneurship by the Financial Times^, with recommendations from the President^ and Dean^, and completed Oxford University^ coursework.
I am the author of three books, Building a Successful Organization^ The Destiny of Humanity^, and Inventions^. The Destiny of Humanity was the first book to have ever been written for and sent to the leaders of every country on Earth, and covers topics including war, poverty, education, innovation, energy, equality, space, and economic development. The book has been implemented by world leaders, and received endorsements from several world leaders including King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia who remarked "I am confident that this book will surely attract public attention on the importance of the task of building a peaceful and prosperous world for all."^ Prime Minister of Cape Verde Jose Maria Neves who remarked that the book is "A pointing of horizons and goals to which we must be aware. The quest for harmony and a blend of attitudes that could reach the heights of the global and total dignity of human beings."^, and Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden who remarked "It is the kindness of people like you that continue to renew my confidence about what we, as Americans, can achieve together."^ Shortly after distribution of The Destiny of Humanity, Russia, Iran & North Korea called for an end to nuclear weapons, the United Nations passed the first gay rights resolution, Canada, Australia & India called for geothermal energy, China, America & Russia called for commercial and deep space exploration, and Barack Obama, immediately after receiving the book on May 12th, 2011, called my plans on education, energy, national security, and jobs, his "new ideas", and the sudden appearance of "new ideas" was credited by the media with saving his re-election campaign.
In September 2009, I authored the essay Legislation for the Creation and Protection of Real Wealth and sent it to the members of the United States Congress, intending to break the strangle hold of lobbyists preventing the passage of health care and financial reform, which had been declared dead by the media. Shortly after distribution, both healthcare and financial reform were resurrected and passed. In the essay, I was the only person in the world to have predicted the May 2010 Flash Crash.
In December 2008, I wrote an essay on gay equality, dissecting opposing arguments, and distributed it to all legislative opponents, that was responsible for the tipping point of equality in the United States, resulting in the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and marriage equality at the Supreme Court. The essay was read on the Senate floor of Maine before the passage of marriage equality legislation^. I arranged for unprecedented distribution by using software he wrote to collect every Google indexed email address for a particular organization, and collected those of Congress, all state legislatures, the major organizations working for and against equality, and sent my essay to each member of these organizations. I then monitored electronic news for marriage equality bills that were then brought up, sent the essay to journalists writing on the topic and at the same time requested targeted action by the various groups working for equality. In April of 2010, I sent the essay through postal mail to the 60+ members of the leadership of the Department of Defense, then in December ran an online campaign targeting gay adults asking that they read the essay and ask for an immediate vote using provided contact links to senators and the White House. A vote was held that month repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, the law prohibiting military service by those who are openly gay.
I'm also a musician and have had one of my songs, The Fallout of Love, which is available for download on Apple's iTunes^, licensed by MTV, VH1, and Discovery networks^.
I was born on June 21st, 1981 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City to Richard Maher, a hedge fund investment advisor at firms including Deutsche Bank, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (Credit Suisse), and the Union Bank of Switzerland^, and Marianne Bannon, a former Assistant Treasurer at Bankers Trust (Deutsche Bank)^. My Uncle Peter Bannon was awarded a combat commendation medal as a Marine in Vietnam^, my Great Grandfather Charles Gallic was a member of the New York Stock Exchange^, Grandfather Thomas Bannon was a professor of accounting & finance at Fordham and executive at a defense contractor ^, and great grandfather Thomas Bannon Senior, was a member of New York City's Volunteer Defense Services^.
USD grad running for U.S. Senate
Gay NJ U.S. Senate Candidate
United States Federal Election Commission, S2NJ00346
Deutsche Banc Names Executive
Michael Maher to wed Reid Peters
Building a Successful Organization, ISBN 1450586813
The Destiny of Humanity, ISBN 0615489516
United States Copyright Office, Essay on Gay Equality, TX0006899996
United States Copyright Office, Legislation for the Creation and Protection of Real Wealth, TXu001649523
iTunes.com, The Fallout of Love
United States Federal Election Commission
Maine State Senate Minutes (S-526, May 6th, 2009; search "When trade smiths")