Sunrun Executive Management: Creating a planet Run by the Sun

Lynn Jurich

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Chief Executive Officer

Lynn Jurich is chief executive officer and co-founder of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. With Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster, Lynn invented the business model “solar-as-a-service” that unlocked access to clean, affordable energy directly from residential rooftops. Today with more than $3 billion in installed solar systems across 22 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Sunrun is revolutionizing how consumers generate and store electricity using rechargeable home solar and batteries. Before Sunrun, Lynn worked at Summit Partners, whereas 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 mom, she also loves spending time with her children and husband.

My Sunrun Solar Story

"Creating a sustainable planet is both our greatest societal challenge and our greatest durable economic opportunity. I decided to focus on solar when I was flying back from a trip in Asia and I saw the massive impact coal and pollution was having on our environment. I wanted to do something at scale to help us use our resources more efficiently to support global growth. When Ed and I met in graduate school and eventually decided to co-found Sunrun, 100% of people told us it was a mistake and that I was crazy to leave my job in private equity. But I believed in the possibility to power our entire world with the sun and wanted to build a community to do it. We believed that solar could best be used in the hands of the people, establishing a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient energy future."

 
Ed Fenster

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Executive Chairman

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!"

My Sunrun Solar Story

"I’ve been interested in energy my entire life, and I decided to focus on solar when I was in graduate school and met Lynn. We discovered we were both passionate about the environment, and finding unique solutions to complex problems. I saw an opportunity to bring new financial structures to the energy sector. We decided to start Sunrun with a disruptive business model; providing clean energy to homeowners without requiring them to purchase their own solar panels. We believed we could change a polluting, antiquated energy system into one that is local, responsive, and powered directly for and by consumers."

 
tom vonreichbauer chief financial officer sunrun

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Chief Financial Officer

Tom is responsible for the overall finance, accounting, and technology activities of the company and focuses on developing and executing strategies to grow Sunrun’s long-term value and competitiveness. Tom brings considerable industry experience as a leader at disruptive, mission-driven companies in the consumer energy industry including Google, Nest, and Tesla. Most recently he was a Vice President at Google after serving as Chief Business Officer of Nest from 2015 to 2018, leading the company’s go-to-market operations. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of Nest from 2013 to 2015, and was instrumental in scaling the organization and ultimate acquisition of the company by Google. Tom also previously held management roles in the finance organization at Tesla from 2008 into 2013, where he led a range of cost efficiency, growth enablement, and capital raising activities. Tom holds BS and MBA degrees, both from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and coaching youth basketball.

 
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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.

 
Anne Hoskins

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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.

My Sunrun Solar Story

"I've been drawn to solar energy and policy since I studied resource economics in college. As climate challenges became more and more real, and I saw the need first hand (while serving as a state utility regulator) for more effective distributed solar advocacy, I jumped at the opportunity to lead Sunrun's Policy team. I am convinced that we need to empower people to be the solution to a cleaner and sustainable environment -- and Sunrun provides a way for people to take action and responsibility. Now that Sunrun is the national leader in residential solar plus storage, our opportunity to make a difference is incredible-- I couldn't ask for a better or more meaningful professional challenge."

 
Sejal Patel Daswani

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Sejal Patel Daswani is Sunrun's Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for stewarding Sunrun's most valuable asset - its people. She leads the company's efforts in talent acquisition, growth and development, total rewards, employee experience, diversity & inclusion and continuous cultural renewal. Sejal has over 15 years of leadership in HR and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Sunrun, Sejal was most recently Head of HR for the North America Region at a FinTech company. Sejal was responsible for the full employee experience and built out the Global Innovation arm with business leaders. Sejal also has extensive experience in human capital and strategy consulting including roles at technology and healthcare companies and as a founding team member of a management consulting firm which is now PwC's People Practice. She enjoys mentoring students and going on adventures with her three children and husband.

 
Jenna Steele General Counsel Sunrun

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General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jeanna is Sunrun's General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, leading the Company's Legal and Employee Health & Safety Departments. 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. Jeanna is a former member of California’s Pay Equity Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation, a diversity advocate, and a regular speaker on pay equity. She is also serves on the Board of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.