UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Sasha Brown is a Partner at EIF. Her responsibilities include investment due diligence, process development, portfolio management, system and sector analysis, strategy, and deal sourcing. She assists with firm operations and financial structuring. Drawing on her industry background, Sasha has specialized expertise with respect to residential solar, the built environment, HVAC, water management, and environmental consulting and engineering.
Sasha serves as a Board Director at Upflex, Opti RTC, and TREX and is an Observer on the board of Bluon Energy.
Prior to joining EIF, Sasha was a Principal at NewWorld Capital Group, where she co-led investments of more than $100M into growth-stage companies in residential solar, diesel pollution reduction, and power electronics. In her role, she focused on origination, diligence, closing, portfolio management, board activities, and fundraising. Her deals included SolarEdge Technologies, which had a successful IPO in 2015 (235% IRR), and Astrum Solar, which was sold to Direct Energy (356% IRR).
Before joining NewWorld, Sasha worked in J.P. Morgan’s Natural Resources Group, and previously for Environmental Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in middle market companies in the environmental industry. Prior to Environmental Capital Partners, Sasha worked at Atelier Ten, where she focused on building energy models to simulate and optimize the energy cost and consumption patterns of buildings. She also worked on general environmental design consulting, including systems performance analysis, benchmarking, and strategic sustainability planning.
Sasha serves as Board Director at PosiGen Solar Solutions, a provider of integrated solar and energy efficiency services to low-to-middle income homeowners in Louisiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. She also co-founded the Discovery Circle, a network of family and friends of children and adults with disabilities.
Sasha received a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Yale University and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. While at Yale, she co-chaired the university’s Private Equity Conference and completed a research thesis evaluating sustainability metric systems for the built environment.