Sol Systems CFO George Ashton Delivers Keynote at Washington Jesuit Academy Career Day

18 Jul 2013

Sol Systems CFO George Ashton visits the Washington Jesuit Academy.

This week, Sol Systems CFO George Ashton, delivered the keynote address at the Washington Jesuit Academy’s career day.

This week, Sol Systems CFO, George Ashton, visited the Washington Jesuit Academy to deliver the keynote address at the Academy’s Career Day. Mr. Ashton previously served on the Board of the Washington Jesuit Academy, a middle school that provides a high quality education to boys from low income communities.

During Career Day, or “Dream Day,” as George called it, Sol Systems’ CFO challenged each student to “use the stories and lesson you will hear…to build your own journey and to dream about where you want to be.” Mr. Ashton also emphasized the importance of hard work, and encouraged students to ask for help along the way – because nobody has made it alone. “Inspiration is everywhere,” George added. “Use that inspiration to drive you to your dreams.”

This is not the first time that the Sol Systems management team has spoken to youths from the Washington Jesuit Academy. Previously, the Sol Systems team invited eighth grade honor roll students to our offices where George, alongside co-founder and CEO, Yuri Horwitz, discussed our work in solar, as well as what it means to be an entrepreneur. After the presentation, George and the team prompted the students to break into groups and develop business ideas that the students voted on at the end of the day. George remains involved in the Washington Jesuit Academy as a donor.

About Sol Systems

Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.

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Sara Rafalson

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