Saritha cultivates relationships with corporate partners that catalyze growth for Elemental Excelerator’s startups through project deployments, investments, and acquisitions. She also helps the pipeline team attract and select the highest-potential startups.
Prior to Elemental Excelerator:
Saritha started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Global Energy Group in New York, followed by a Consultant role at Bain & Company in Chicago. She made the move to California to build the biopower business segment of Ceres, a biotech company that developed high-yielding energy crops. In this role, she interfaced with farmers, utility companies, and lawmakers to help create a new market, as well as the incentives to support it. In 2013, Saritha shifted her focus from biopower to the fast-growing solar industry, where she spent five years developing onsite solar installations, including over a dozen rooftop solar installations across Amazon’s fulfillment centers in the Northeast. Most recently, Saritha was with Pattern Energy where she originated long-term wind and solar power purchase agreements with utilities and large commercial and industrial customers across the US.
Saritha holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.