Dan is a serial entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience leading clean energy companies and initiatives. He currently serves as CEO of Ezra, a fintech enabled asset management firm. Ezra’s mission is to radically accelerate financing to scale climate solutions.
In 2009 he co-founded Mosaic, which is the leading financial technology lender in the residential solar market, and served as CEO, President and now Chairman of the Board. Mosaic has deployed over $17 billion into residential solar loans.
Dan spent 5 years working on the Navajo Nation from 2003-2008 where he led sustainable economic development projects focused on helping transition the Navajo Nation off coal energy. Dan spent 2 years in Israel from 2008-2010, part of which focused on launching an algae to biofuels company. Dan is an Unreasonable Institute fellow, and was a founding Board member of Unreasonable Group.
When he was 15, he got the Board of Education of his high school to pass a resolution to go solar. A Brower Youth Award winner, he was twice named by Forbes to its 30 Under 30 List for energy. Dan went back to the Navajo Nation in 2018 to help found Navajo Power and Navajo Power Home, a solar developer focused on solar projects on the Navajo Nation and other tribes to help accelerate the transition from coal and optimize for the economic benefit of Tribal Partners. In 2020, he founded Solara, a fintech company focused on unleashing climate solutions in emerging markets starting in Mexico that is backed by Lowercarbon capital, US family offices, and Mexican investors.