Suvi Sharma, an industry thought leader in solar PV innovation, is responsible for overseeing the growth of Solaria and leading its strategic expansion as it extends the applications of its technology. Sharma joined Solaria in 2003 and recruited a world-class management team, developed partnerships with industry-leading solar companies and raised close to $200 million from strategic financial investors. Sharma is a seasoned entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in company formation, fundraising, talent recruitment, business development and global operations of innovative companies in renewable energy, information technology and private equity. He started his career as an Associate at the venture capital firm, Geocapital Partners, a $500 million international private equity firm, founded and ran IVUS, an outsourced CRM provider and serves on the board of NEXTracker Corporation. Prior to his life in technology, Suvi worked in rural development in India, with an emphasis on political development. He founded COMPASS, a volunteer organization that trains college students to teach in inner-city schools. Sharma holds a B.S. in Statistics from Northwestern University.