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Avi Yashchin

Founder, CEO, CleanEdison

New York City

A successful entrepreneur, engineer and computer programmer, Avi Yashchin is a leading voice in clean energy, education, and entrepreneurship in New York City. Avi has an interest in any technology with the potential for exponential growth, considers himself an optimist, and practices radical transparency when managing.

His most recent role was founder and CEO of CleanEdison, which provides hands-on, and online, vocational training in Solar PV, Energy Efficiency, LEED, and other sustainable technologies. After growing CleanEdison into the largest green jobs training business in the country, CleanEdison was bought by Kaplan, Inc in 2014.

Prior to exiting CleanEdison, Avi worked on Wall Street in fixed income trading, helping manage a $42 billion corporate bond and loan portfolio at Barclays, as a Vice President in the Global Credit Products group.

Outside of his professional activities, Avi enjoys spending time with his wife Ashly, competing in triathlons, and running with his Black Labrador, Toby. Avi received his first computer at age 10, and taught himself how to program, ran several electronic bulletin boards out of his room at 12 (this was pre-internet), and made his first software sale at 13. A serial entrepreneur, Avi continues to take classes in Product Management, Machine Learning with R and iOS programming.

Avi graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and received an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

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