About us

We are a diverse team based in San Francisco, passionate about advancing the growth of solar energy.

How it all started

In 2012, while still in graduate school, Sam and Chris installed a commercial solar system for a school in East Africa. The project was a resounding success, allowing the school to save on its electricity bills as well as have a reliable and carbon-free source of energy.

However, Sam and Chris experienced firsthand the inefficiency of the solar sales, design, and commissioning process. Although the system itself took only a few weeks to install, research, financial calculations, and system design took several months.

Talking to other solar installers, they found that soft-costs were impeding the growth of the industry. Based on these experiences, they founded Aurora with the goal of enabling any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project in minutes.

To date, Aurora has been used to design over 1,800,000 solar installations. And we're just getting started!

The Team

Christopher Hopper

Co-founder

Samuel Adeyemo

Co-founder

Aateeb

Aateeb Khan

Sales Development Representative

Adriel Luo

Computer Vision Engineer

Abaker

Alex Baker

Customer Success Analyst

Alex Carter

Account Executive

Aleksei

Aleksei Besogonov

Senior Backend Engineer

Andrew Gong

Research Engineer

Andrew Spalding

Account Executive

Amir Zamir

Consulting Scientist

Brett Harvey

Simulation Research Engineer

Cara LoPiano

Account Executive

Chase

Chase Grey

Senior Frontend Engineer

Dsmolkin

Dan Smolkin

Head of People Operations

Ehsan

Ehsan Rasekh

Senior Computational Scientist

Egoldstein

Elliot Goldstein

Account Executive

Ganesh Nunnagoppula

Computer Vision Engineer

Gwendolyn Brown

Content Marketer

Hadia

Hadia Haider

Customer Success Analyst

Kathy

Kathye Xie

Junior Sales Development Representative

Kelly Stevens

Graphics Software Engineer

Janaki Silva

Customer Success Analyst

JT McCook

Account Executive

Katherine Burk

Head of Customer Success

Keith Yeung

Software Engineer

Kwilliams

Kenneth Williams

Customer Success Analyst

Leslie Mertz

SDR Manager

Lev

Lev Lozhkin

Software Engineer

Marc Georgiou

Senior Client Engagement Manager

Madeleine Udell

Consulting Scientist

Matt Stevens

Software Engineer

Mauricio

Mauricio Castillo

Enterprise Customer Success Analyst

Meseker Yohannes

Software Engineer

Michael Klocker

Software Engineering Manager

Mikhail

Mikhail Kushnikov

VP of Strategic Initiatives

Mleith

Michael Leith

Account Executive

Mitchell

Mitchell Dawson

Software Engineer

Maltizer

Morgan Altizer

Sales Development Representative

Mwrightsman

Matt Wrightsman

Customer Support Specialist

Maxwell Siegelman

Computer Vision Engineer

Meigen

Michelle Eigen

Senior Customer Support Specialist

Oliver

Oliver Toole

Quantitative Engineer

Pspannagle

Peter Spannagle

Senior Product Manager

Pwoolley

Peter Woolley

Sales Development Representative

Rahul Nihalani

Senior Product Manager

Skye Ouyang

Data Analyst

Sunny Wang

Director of Government Affairs and Communications

Terone Ward

Senior UI/UX Designer

Victor Ionin

Quality Assurance Specialist

Wending Lu

UX Designer/Engineer