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Faraz Khan

Chief Financial Officer
Vision Solar LLC

Location: Blackwood, NJ
Founded: 2018
Industry: Solar Energy

Faraz Khan has made it his mission to raise awareness in the financial industry about sustainable, renewable energy and green financing. This segues with his goals as chief financial officer of Vision Solar LLC.

Vision Solar is a solar energy and solar panel installation company. Khan was tapped to join Vision Solar’s executive team as CFO in 2020 and has more than 20 years of experience in the solar industry. He previously was senior director of corporate finance at Hardinge Inc. “I think it is a great time to join the renewable energy revolution,” Khan said. “Because of this, I am excited to become a part of Vision Solar’s success, while helping them grow with the right financial discipline.”

Khan has played a crucial role in Vision Solar’s growth. He helped develop a robust accounting department and financial partnerships with firms that help solar customers with loans.

The company plans to expand nationwide and transition to a regional office model in the coming years. The business follows a set of guiding principles that include: customers are most important; we leave it better than we found it; we are family; we are accountable; no excuses.

The company believes no one should be punished for having bad credit or limited resources. “We want to save our customers money and do it in a way that makes solar energy, clean energy, available to everyone,” the company said. “As a result, consumers can save between 25–50% on their monthly utilities while working toward a more sustainable future for the next generation.”

GivePower recently recognized Khan for providing solar to underdeveloped areas of the world that don’t have electricity.

“Khan is always looking for ways to give back to the community, people and planet,” his team said. “Khan continues to excel in his role as a senior executive and partner at Vision Solar, where his leadership and work ethic inspire people to aspire, dream and reach the stars.”

The Business Journal named Khan Philadelphia’s CFO of the year in 2021. In 2022, Vision Solar has been shortlisted in Europe for the Solar Awards, for which all finalists will be announced at a ceremony in the UK. In addition, Vision Solar has been nominated to appear on the Inc. 5000 list of fastestgrowing companies.

“Live by inspiring others,” Khan said. “Set high standards of performance. Provide team members with the right goals, vision, resources, training to create a culture that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Have the right focus and determination, ensuring that clear goals are set for the teams and everyone is aligned even amongst the distraction that may deter from achieving the goals. It is important to be reminded to refocus, progress and show determination.”

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Honoree fun fact

Faraz participated in the “Running of the Bulls' held yearly in Pamplona, Spain. And yes, Faraz did actually run from the bulls and escaped by climbing the wall.

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