Board of Directors
Ms. Jurich is one of our co-founders and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2014 and as a member of our board of directors since inception. Ms. Jurich served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 to March 2014, our President from January 2009 to March 2014, and our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2007 to January 2009. From July 2002 to July 2005, Ms. Jurich served as an associate at Summit Partners, a private equity firm. Ms. Jurich holds a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Jurich was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the perspective and experience she brings as one of our co-founders and as one of our largest stockholders.
Ms. August-deWilde is vice chair of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), and an experienced independent corporate board member with both publically and privately held companies. In 1985 she was instrumental in the launch of First Republic, and served as its president from 2007 to 2015, growing the enterprise value in excess of 25 percent per year. Prior to First Republic, she was CFO at the PMI Group and a consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Since assuming the role of vice chair of First Republic in 2016, Ms. August-deWilde has focused additional time on her board portfolio, which also includes TriNet Group, Inc. (NYSE:TNET), Equilar Inc., and Eventbrite. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Catalyst Corporate Board Resource; and The Committee of 200. She has been vice chair of the Town School for Boys, and a trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Leslie Dach has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2016. Mr. Dach brings more than 25 years of experience running major business and strategic initiatives across the public, private and civil sectors, including leading corporate affairs and sustainability at Walmart Stores Inc. from 2006 to 2013.Mr. Dach most recently served as senior counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. While there, he worked closely with the HHS senior leadership team on strategic initiatives, from strengthening the Department's engagement with external partners to ensuring the success of the second and third Open Enrollment periods for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Prior to that, Mr. Dach served as executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart and was a member of the company’s executive council and executive finance committee. Mr. Dach has served on numerous boards including the Environmental Defense Fund, World Resources Institute, United Negro College Fund, the Yale University Council, and the National Audubon Society. He served previously on the Sunrun board from June 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Dach holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.
Mr. Dach was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his experience in both public and private strategic initiatives and his prior experience with Sunrun.
Mr. Fenster is one of our co-founders and has served as our Chairman since March 2014 and as a member of our board of directors since inception. Mr. Fenster served as our Chief Executive Officer from June 2008 to October 2012, and our Co-Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 to March 2014. From May 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Fenster served as Director of Corporate Development at Asurion, LLC, a technology device protection and support company. From July 1999 to May 2003, Mr. Fenster worked at The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm. Mr. Fenster holds a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Fenster was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the perspective and experience he brings as one of our co-founders and as one of our largest stockholders.
Alan Ferber has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Mr. Ferber is currently President and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, the second-largest, full-service tax preparation company in the United States with more than 6,000 franchised and company-owned locations. Prior to joining Jackson Hewitt in 2017, he was President of ADT’s industry leading U.S. residential business from 2013 to 2016 where he led its transformation into a more customer-centric, innovation focused business. ADT had 7 million residential and business customers in the U.S. and Canada, and posted revenue of over $3 billion in 2016. Before joining ADT, Mr. Ferber was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for U.S. Cellular, a $4 billion wireless provider. Over a 12-year career, he helped overhaul the company’s strategy, operations, product development and customer experience leading to exceptional growth and multiple awards for customer satisfaction and best places to work.
Mary Powell has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2018. Ms. Powell is currently President and CEO of Vermont-based Green Mountain Power, a position she has held since 2008. Under her leadership, GMP implemented a strategic and comprehensive restructuring of the company that dramatically transformed the company. She delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to GMP’s service area. GMP leads the way in moving from a traditional grid model to one that uses a series of microgrids, renewable generation and energy storage. The company received top scores from J.D. Power for mid-sized utilities in the East Region. In 2017, GMP was named one of the “Top 10 Energy Companies” in the world by Fast Company magazine.
Mr. Risk has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2014. Since March 2013, Mr. Risk has served as Vice Chairman at Asurion, LLC, and previously served as its President from May 2009 to March 2013 and its Chief Financial Officer from February 1999 to May 2009. Mr. Risk currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Risk holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Risk was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive executive experience and his experience as an operator and investor building emerging growth businesses.
Steve VassalloLead Independent Director
Mr. Vassallo has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2009 and previously served as a member of our board of directors from June 2008 to July 2009. Since October 2007, Mr. Vassallo has served as a General Partner at Foundation Capital, a venture capital firm. Mr. Vassallo currently serves on the boards of directors of Control4 Corporation, a home automation and smart controls company, and a number of privately held companies. Mr. Vassallo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Vassallo was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience as an investor building emerging growth companies.