Boston, Mass. – Solar Power World talked with Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp. This is what we learned.
As is common with solar professionals, Zaid’s background is a bit eclectic. Al Gore was US Vice President when he was in college, which helped cultivate his interest in climate change and environmental science. After graduation he worked on Wall Street covering technology and then got his MBA and MPA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He then went onto working in venture capital, where he invested in renewable energy and efficiency startups including Nexamp (No. 39 on the Solar Power World 2014 Top Solar Contractors list). Following several years seeing the broader lifecycles of these companies through venture capital positions on their boards, Ashai found himself leading Nexamp, the company he had invested in and evolved with.