Sungevity, Inc., a technology-driven solutions provider offering a high level of service and choice to residential and commercial solar energy customers, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth K. Rushforth to the role of SVP & General Counsel, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Birch.
Ms. Rushforth has deep experience in the areas of securities law, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial market transactions, transactional and employment law, as well as litigation. She has held a number of senior positions with fast-growing, technology-driven companies over her 17-year career, and joins Sungevity from Medeanalytics, Inc., a cloud-based software analytics business, where she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at UnwiredPlanet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) (formerly Openwave Systems).
“Elizabeth’s practical capabilities in the operational development and risk-management of fast-growing technology companies combined with her expert legal acumen in a wide range of disciplines makes her an ideal fit for our company,” said Andrew Birch, CEO, Sungevity, Inc. “We are confident she will prove to be a deeply valuable addition to our seasoned, world-class, executive management team.”
“I am excited to join the Sungevity team and have a deep appreciation for their software-enabled, partnership-based business model,” said Ms. Rushforth. “I look forward to helping make that model as strong and effective as possible by, among other things, developing best practices and compliance functions that drive value to the company, its partners, its shareholders and its customers.”