Lynn Jurich

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Lynn Jurich
Residence San Francisco, California
Nationality American United States
Education Stanford University
Alma mater Stanford Business School
Occupation Businesswoman, CEO
Years active 2000s-present
Employer Sunrun
Awards Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs (Fortune 2009 rankings)[1]

Lynn Jurich (born 1979)[2] is the co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, a residential solar company headquartered in San Francisco, California.[2] Jurich holds an MBA and BS from Stanford University,[3] with her BS in science, technology, and society.[4] Early in her career she worked at Summit Partners, where she "completed investments with an aggregate market value of over $900 million in the financial services and technology sectors."[3] She co-founded Sunrun in 2007[5] while attending Stanford Business School.[1] In November 2008, she helped Sunrun secure $40 million in financing from US Bank.[5]

Jurich was named one of the Ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune in 2009.[1] In 2010 she was also named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Northern California region,[6] and she was a national finalist together with Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster.[7] Sunrun grew 300 percent in 2010, and by July 2011 the company operated in nine states and controlled 10 percent of the country's residential solar market. At the time, the company was installing approximately $1 million worth of solar equipment per day.[8] Sunrun currently has around 79,000 customers. In May 2014, the Seattle PI named her No. 9 on a list of the 22 most powerful women in technology.[9] A member of various boards and organizations, she is part of the founding board of the Startup American Partnership.[3]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2015 she lives in San Francisco[10] with her husband Brad Murray, the president of the cosmetics company Tatcha.[11] The couple had their first child in 2015.[12] Jurich is a proponent of meditation, espousing both its benefits on a personal[12] and corporate level.[13]

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  1. ^ a b c "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs". December 18, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Buchanan, Leigh (December 1, 2010). "Say Yes to Solar - With their company SunRun, Lynn Jurich and Edward Fenster have created a way to get solar panels on homes for little or no cost.". Inc. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b c "Our Team". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Influential Women 2015: Lynn Jurich". San Francisco Business Times. May 1, 2015. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  5. ^ a b Ailworth, Erin (July 27, 2014). "Seven things you should know about Lynn Jurich". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Search the Hall of Fame: Lynn Jurich". EY Entrepreneur of the Year. 2010. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010". Retrieved February 1, 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ Little, Amanda (July 21, 2011). "The top 12 women of cleantech". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  9. ^ "Most powerful women in technology". Seattle PI. May 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  10. ^ "8 Self-made women to Watch in 2015". Forbes. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  11. ^ Goudreau, Jenna (August 2, 2012). "The Startup Marriage: How To Juggle Love And Ownership". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  12. ^ a b Jurich, Lynn (June 23, 2015). "Meditation: My Secret Weapon to Disrupting the Energy Industry". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 
  13. ^ "Empowering Employees". CNN. June 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-06. 

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