Sunrun Executive Management: Creating a planet Run by the Sun
Chief Executive Officer
Lynn is chief executive officer and co-founder of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s largest dedicated provider of residential solar, storage and energy services in the United States. With Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster, Lynn invented the business model “solar as a service” that unlocked consumer demand for clean, affordable energy direct from residential rooftops. Today with more than $3 billion in installed solar systems across 22 states and the District of Columbia, Sunrun is revolutionizing how consumers get electricity. Before Sunrun, Lynn worked at Summit Partners, where as one of few female venture capitalists, she completed investments with an aggregate market value of over $900 million in the financial services and technology sectors. Lynn was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2013 and Forbes’ Women to Watch in 2015. Lynn earned her BS in Science, Technology and Society and MBA from Stanford University. In her free time, Lynn brings her competitive spirit to the tennis court and nurtures her appreciation of nature with long walks. As a new mom, she also loves spending time with her daughter and husband.
Ed co-founded Sunrun to make solar affordable for American families. He oversees capital raising and legislative and regulatory affairs. Under his leadership, Sunrun has enjoyed uninterrupted access to project finance throughout its history. Ed has worked to shape public and industry policy with the goal of building a sustainable solar industry. Before Sunrun, Ed served as Director of Corporate Development at Asurion Corporation. He also worked at The Blackstone Group, completing more than $10 billion in private equity and M&A transactions. Ed is a 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner with Lynn Jurich, a member of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and serves as an Advisory Partner to Millennium Technology Value Partners. Disrupting the energy industry comes naturally to Ed - when Ed's preschool teacher asked him what his favorite thing was, he replied, "Electricity!"
Chief Financial Officer
Bob focuses on developing and executing strategies to grow Sunrun’s long-term value and competitiveness. He comes to Sunrun with more than 15 years of financial and operating experience as a CFO and COO at high-growth Silicon Valley technology companies. Bob most recently served as CFO of Flurry, Inc. (acquired by Yahoo! in 2014), a mobile application analytics and data-powered advertising platform. Prior to joining Flurry, Inc., Bob held CFO roles at Ticketfly, Linden Lab, Solexel, Tellme Networks and XOR.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris serves as Sunrun’s Chief Operating Officer and leads sales, commercial, operations and lead generation teams, as well as the wholesale and solar mounting solutions business. Chris brings best-in-class experience in sales and operational efficiency to Sunrun with over 25 years of experience working in consumer-facing companies. Chris spent the majority of his career with Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., a leading powersports vehicle manufacturer. At BRP, he held various executive roles in strategy and marketing, was then appointed Vice President and General Manager of BRP’s International division and subsequently Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Consumer Experience. In this latter role, Mr. Dawson was responsible for the company’s largest division with direct operations in 21 countries and distribution in over 100 countries through more than 2,500 dealers and distributors. Mr. Dawson left BRP in 2015 to join California-based start-up Icon Aircraft as COO and thereafter was a co-founder and partner of a management consulting firm.
Chief Policy Officer
Anne Hoskins spearheads Sunrun's federal and state public policy and regulatory advocacy. She joined Sunrun after serving nearly 3 years as a commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission, where she also served as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors and as Chair of the NARUC International Relations Committee. Previously, she led federal and state advocacy for Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated and served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Prior to that, Anne represented Verizon Wireless as a Senior Regulatory Counsel and served as a policy advisor to the Governor of New Jersey.
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Evelyn focuses on product, marketing, and brand at Sunrun, leading the end-to-end customer experience. She has spent over 15 years leading product, design, and organization change in Fortune 500 companies, marrying quantitative rigor with creative invention. Most recently, she served as VP of Design Thinking and Strategy at Capital One, leading the top 10 US bank in the transformation from traditional bank to tech leader. Prior experience includes product and design leadership at Banco Bice and Opportunity Fund. She is a design thinking expert and Lecturer at the Stanford d.school, where she helped run the Executive Education program. Through this experience and a successful consulting practice, she has coached executives at Hyatt Hotels, SFMOMA, JetBlue, Atlassian, Mail.ru, Covidien, Fidelity, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan.
Vice President, Talent
Chad focuses on the human capital of our business and leads our teams designing and executing our training, talent acquisition, total rewards, and an overall superior employment experience. In the past 15 years he has led teams in a diverse array of functions including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and operations, shared services functions, and human resources leadership in large, high-growth companies. Prior to Sunrun, Chad was vice president of worldwide corporate functions at Polycom, and worked in leadership roles at HD Supply, The Home Depot, and Chevron. He regularly guest lectures in graduate programs on the subjects of executive compensation, acquisition and integration best practices, and leadership development. He's also a wine lover, rugby player, and a documentary nerd.
Vice President, Energy Services
Audrey deploys and aggregates home solar and batteries to create a more affordable, clean, reliable energy system. Audrey also serves on the Energy Storage Association Board and the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. Previously, Audrey was VP of Analytics & Design at Advanced Microgrid Solutions, where she built the analytics and operations platform to optimize a 50 MW fleet of customer-sited batteries as a virtual power plant in Southern California after the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. This resulted in Series A and B corporate funding and a $200 million project finance raise – the largest dedicated energy storage finance vehicle at the time. Prior to that, Audrey led policy and analysis at the CA Public Utilities Commission President’s office, Harvard University, U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. At home she builds forts and Snap Circuits with her two children.
Jeanna oversees legal affairs at Sunrun. She joined Sunrun in March 2015, serving as Sunrun’s Head of Litigation and later Vice President and Deputy General Counsel where she managed Sunrun’s litigation matters and advised on consumer protection, compliance and employee relations. Prior to joining Sunrun, Jeanna was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where she focused on all aspects of labor and employment law. Jeanna is a member of California’s Pay Equity Task Force, a diversity advocate, and a regular speaker on pay equity. She is also an advocate for marine conservation, a fiddle player and singer, and serves on the Board of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.