Welcome to Episode 95 of SunCast!
Today on SunCast, I get to spend time with one of the young guys in our industry who inspires me with his insight, knowledge, heart and grit.
Kyle Cherrick has had the good fortune of jumping into some real titans in the Solar Industry straight out of school. How many of you would like to have joined First Solar 6 months after IPO, or moved on to Axio Power becoming one of the fabled exits selling to SunEdison? Kyle got a front-seat view to all this and more.
Barely in his 30's, he's already accomplished a great deal, and I always learn from him when we hang out, so I wanted to bring that experience to you. In fact, as we got into recording it became clear that there are actually 2 episodes here - the pre-entrepreneur wins & Failures, and his subsequent time in Solar startups both as an investor and founder.
Stay tuned to learn:
- How a college job interview at General Mills turned Kyle towards the solar industry
- How Kyle's clear goals and intentions earned him a spot at the table of what would become not one but two of the largest solar companies in the US in the 2000's
- A behind-the-scenes look at the founding of First Solar from his first-hand encounter
- How Kyle pivoted from Corporate success story to Startup Investor and Founder while keeping his full-time job
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About the Host of SunCast:
Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets. The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.
Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.
Nico can be reached on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus