David Amster-Olszewski, CEO/Founder
David Amster-Olszewski founded SunShare in 2011, and serving as chief executive officer, has grown it into one of the leading community solar companies in the nation.
David’s foundational SunShare project with Colorado Springs Utilities was the first competitive community solar program in the nation. In true startup fashion, David executed that project out of his apartment with only the help of interns. Since then, SunShare has relocated to Denver, partnered with two additional utilities in two states, and has almost 100 MWs of projects in its pipeline along with 60+ employees.
David was featured in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in 2016, recognized as a national leader in the alternative energy market.
Prior to founding SunShare, David worked with PowerLight Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland in 2006, and then in California in 2007, completing an executive management training program at SunPower in California until 2010. He has a degree in International Political Economics from Colorado College.
Rick Baughman, Senior Vice President of Sales
Rick leads all sales channels for SunShare. He is responsible for developing strategic sales plans that promote both Residential and Commercial growth and customer satisfaction for SunShare.
Rick comes to SunShare with more than 22 years of senior executive management experience in sales, marketing and operations Prior to joining SunShare, Rick served as a turnaround agent in the start-up arena for 20+ years. As Regional General Manager for Cricket Communications, he directed all sales, marketing and operations in the $260+ million Houston Texas/East Louisiana markets, leading the company's efforts to enroll more than 500,000 subscribers. Rick has held multiple senior executive roles throughout the Telecommunications Industry. Prior to Cricket, Rick was the Area Vice President at Sprint/Nextel for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Rick has a BA in Business Administration from Hanover College.