David Arfin, Entrepreneur in Residence
David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies. David invented SolarCity’s SolarLease, the game-changing financing program that enabled over 200,000 homeowners, commercial, and government customers to adopt solar power and drove SCTY to a market capitalization of over $5 billion. He received the first-ever Innovation in PV Financing Award from the Solar Energy Industry Association. He is a partner and co-founder of SolarVento (Mexico) and serves on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India), WattzOn (Palo Alto), and is an Advisor to Everyday Energy (San Diego) and UnitedWind (New York). David was co-founder and CEO of GlooLabs (acquired by Cisco), co-founded Flywheel Communications, and was founder and CEO of CLE Group (acquired by PLI). David received an MBA from Stanford University, a MA in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Political Science from UCLA where he graduated phi beta kappa.