Mehdi Hasan, Founder & CEO
Mehdi brings a wealth of experience in finance, engineering, venture investment and solar industry to BrightSolar Capital. Previously, he was the director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Menlo Capital Group, a global investment firm based in San Francisco. He also served as the CEO, Chief Investment Officer and Board Member at a solar development & EPC company based in southern California.
Between 2009-2012, Mehdi was a Director of Cleantech Investment Banking at Oracle Capital and Vice President at RA Capital Advisors. Previously he was a senior member of the investment team at PCG Asset Management’s Clean Technology Private Equity Fund where he participated in over $150M in cleantech venture investments.
Mehdi started his career in semiconductors, working for Intel and Cirrus Logic as a Design Engineer. After completing his MBA he served as an Equity Research Associate with #1 rated research team at JP Morgan in San Francisco under Chris Danely. His coverage included specialty semiconductors and analog IC companies.
Mehdi earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago (Booth). He also has an M.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.