Corporate Leadership

Michael J. Ahearn

Michael J. Ahearn

Managing Partner, True North Venture Partners, L.P.

Michael is founder of True North Venture Partners, which was built on the belief that early-stage companies in socially disruptive business sectors require a fundamentally unique approach to funding, growth and market expansion. Prior to founding True North Venture Partners, he co-founded First Solar in 1999, where he is currently chairman. After an initial public offering in 2006, First Solar became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ and later became the first pure-play renewable energy company to be listed on the S&P 500. Michael was elected to the board of directors in April 2011.