Suncast is a decidedly better show because of today’s guest. I mean that in all sincerity. In 2018, sitting with Tara Doyle over a beer at SF’s Thirsty Bear brewery, I was challenged to diversify the then very-white-very-male interview guest roster of the fledgling show (still under 100 episodes!!). That day I pledged to get SunCast to at least a 30% representation of female guests (the % of female to male team members in the industry at the time). And, to kick off Women’s History Month in 2019, we did a 2-part interview with Tara (which I highly encourage you to listen to in its entirety) which has begun a tradition on SunCast of dedicating the podcast roster to an all-female lineup every March these last 4 yrs.
In honor of that initial kick in the pants by Tara (and bc her episode was, in fact, amazing), I’m delighted to bring you this abridged version of that episode. For those unfamiliar, Tara Doyle is the Chief Commercial Officer at PV Evolution Labs (now officially “PVEL”) and has worked nearly every support role on her way to the C-suite during her more than 15 years of experience in the solar industry.
In this episode we discussed:
- The integral role of support/field staff in the success of an organization
- The evolution of PVEL from a small start up to their impressive 10x growth and acquisition by DNV-GL(and key lessons, considerations, and business plays along the way)
- Her life as a busy executive while still prioritizing her “#1 customers” (i.e., her children, aka the next generation of solar enthusiasts.)
All this and more, in under 30 minutes. Best trade you’ll find! Tune in now.