Ashley joined the Breakthrough Energy team in 2020 and will lead the new global Breakthrough Energy Fellows program. Her deep expertise and passion surrounding early innovators and the commercialization of clean technologies will help to guide the Breakthrough Energy program, designed to find and fund innovators working to bring climate technology solutions to the market.
Ashley has spent the entirety of her career working across the sustainability and impact investment landscape, spending 15 years in various capacities at Wells Fargo where she managed a $100 million impact program and was largely involved as a thought leader in the company’s overall ESG and sustainable finance strategies and commitments. During her time at Wells she immersed herself among cleantech entrepreneurs, universities, incubators/accelerators, national labs, and investors – pioneering an award winning cleantech commercialization program, IN2, that focused on speeding up the path to market for clean technologies. The IN2 program’s 46 portfolio companies have gone on to raise $410M in follow on funding from external sources.
She earned a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as a student athlete on the CU NCAA Division One women’s soccer team. She holds a Certified Financial Planning certificate from DePaul University and a Renewable Energy Certificate from CU Boulder.
In 2017, Grosh was recognized as a ’40 under 40’ winner in Colorado and also recognized that year as a “Top Women in Energy” in the Denver Business Journal.
Ashley is based in Denver, Colorado. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, camping and fishing with her husband Michael, their two children, Kenley and Charlie and her bernadoodle Tilly. Ashley is also a sports fanatic – and loves cheering on her Colorado Buffaloes.