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Executive Management

Mary Powell chief executive officer

Mary Powell

Chief Executive Officer

Mary is chief executive officer of Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. In 2018, Mary joined Sunrun’s Board of Directors, where she continues to serve as a member of the board. From 2008-2019, Mary served as the president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation (formerly NYSE: GMP), an electric services company that serves 75 percent of the State of Vermont’s residential and business customers. At GMP, Mary successfully executed strategies to drive increased customer satisfaction and growth, delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters, and positioned the company as a leading energy transformation business. Mary’s previous roles at GMP include serving as senior vice president and chief operations officer from 2001-2008, and as senior vice president of Customer and Organizational Development from 1999-2001. Mary is nationally recognized for her work disrupting the energy sector and has received numerous industry awards, including being named Utility Dive’s 2019 Executive of the Year and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016. Prior to joining GMP in 1998, Mary held executive roles within the banking industry, and served in state government. Mary currently serves on the board of directors CGI Inc. (NYSE:GIB), a global IT and business consulting services firm, and recently served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE: HE), the largest utility in Hawaii. She has also served on the boards of a number of other privately held companies and nonprofits. Mary also previously chaired the board of Climate Change Crisis Real Impact | Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: CLII), a former special-purpose acquisition corporation that combined with EVgo Services and enabled the fast charging network for electric vehicles to become a publicly listed company. Mary enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband Mark, daughter Alex, their five dogs and a couple dozen barn animals.


Lynn Jurich co-executive chair

Lynn Jurich

Co-Executive Chair

Lynn is co-executive chair and co-founder of Sunrun, the nation’s largest dedicated provider of residential solar, storage and energy services in the United States. Before transitioning to her role of co-executive chair in 2021, Lynn served as Sunrun’s chief executive officer for seven years. 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. 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. Lynn serves on the Board of Directors of Generate Capital and is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. 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.


Ed Fenster

Edward Fenster

Co-Executive Chair

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!"


danny abajian incoming chief financial officer

Danny Abajian

Chief Financial Officer

Danny is the Chief Financial Officer of Sunrun and is responsible for the company’s overall finance activities, including corporate and project financing, pricing, planning, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations and internal audit. Prior to his current role, he served as the company's Senior Vice President and head of Project Finance. Since joining Sunrun in July 2010, Danny has raised more than $10 billion in capital to support the company’s rapid customer growth. Prior to joining Sunrun, he worked at Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas, executing structured debt and commodities transactions for infrastructure, power generation and energy assets across North America. Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from the New York University Stern School of Business. Danny’s favorite sport is basketball, favorite hobby is cooking, and favorite activity is traveling with his wife and three children.


Jeanna Steele

Jeanna Steele

Chief Legal Officer and Chief People Officer

Jeanna oversees legal affairs and people strategy, operations and development at Sunrun as our Chief Legal Officer and Chief People Officer. She joined Sunrun in March 2015, serving as Sunrun’s Head of Litigation, then 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 also serves on the Board of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.


Paul Dickson chief revenue officer

Paul Dickson

Chief Revenue Officer

Paul is responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction of the company. He leads sales, marketing, business development, strategic partnerships, and sales operations. Paul joined us through Sunrun’s acquisition of Vivint Solar, where he was a member of the founding management team. He played an instrumental role in creating the company’s business thesis and served as its Chief Revenue Officer. He previously led operations through the company’s growth stage and IPO, and in the early stages he established the financing and capital markets functions, where he secured over $1 billion in financing.  Previously, Paul co-founded and served as CEO of Meter Solutions, a smart-grid and energy management company that he incubated while obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He later sold the company to Vivint Inc. (NYSE: VVNT). Paul was named Student Entrepreneur of the year in Utah and placed on Utah Business Magazine's Forty Under 40 list. Paul enjoys promoting disruptive businesses, he served on the founding advisory board of Divvy, which was acquired by (NYSE: BILL) for $2.5 billion. Prior to Paul’s professional career, he lived in West Africa for two years and remains passionate about humanitarian efforts in developing countries. Paul is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time with his wife and four kids; skiing, surfing and coaching youth football.


Sandy Anuras chief technology officer

Sandy Anuras

Chief Technology Officer

Sandy is responsible for leading Sunrun's technology focus, overseeing this critical work allowing us to deliver on our customer obsession and innovation priorities. Prior to joining Sunrun, Sandy was the SVP of Commercial Integration (M&A integrations and divestitures) and Global Marketing Technology at Expedia Group. She previously served as Head of Digital Technology and Product at Blokable, where she brought her broad engineering and operations experience together to lead development of the BlokSense Insights Dashboard, bringing integrated hardware and software to scalable housing creation and operations. Prior to Blokable, she was the CTO at Stash Hotel Rewards, where she led the redesign of the end-to-end customer experience, replacing manual bookings with a completely automated and responsive design. As a global technology leader at Expedia, Sandy oversaw the company’s industry-leading technology teams to success in global expansion, loyalty programs, financial institution partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sandy has more than 20 years of experience in engineering leadership and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. When not hard at work, she enjoys playing the violin as 1st violinist for the Thalia Symphony Orchestra, traveling with her husband Andrew, and walking her dog DanDan.