Ann Knudson, FOUNDER

Finance Professional

  • Business development experience in the Solar Industry

  • Senior Finance leadership roles across multiple industries including manufacturing, construction, retail, and solar (including Fortune 500 companies such as Oshkosh Corp. and Valspar)

  • International merger and acquisition finance positions

  • Public accounting tax experience at McGladrey

  • BS in Accounting from Augsburg College

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Curt Gunsbury, Partner

Founder, Solhem Companies

  • Real Estate Developer based in Minneapolis

  • Has brought over $350M in Class A apartments, offices, and retail to the market in the past 10 years

  • Award-winning LEED construction

  • Specializes in property development, management, and disposition

  • General partner of investor group including 140+ individual investors

  • Master’s in Teaching and Special Education

  • BA in History from Carleton College


Sean McCauley, Partner

Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

  • Pricing and Consumer Insights expert

  • Lead turnarounds of consumer facing businesses, both domestically and internationally

Previous roles include:

  • Senior Director of Analytical Insights, DemandTec

  • Director of Pricing, Target

  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co.

  • Activity Based Cost Accounting, Charles Schwab

  • Post-Doc Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry, LBNL

  • Ph.D. in Geochemistry, U.C. Berkeley

  • BA in Geology, Carleton College