Fairchild Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2017 Builders + Innovators Summit
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – October 18, 2017
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Green Canopy CEO, Aaron Fairchild as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Aaron Fairchild as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Fairchild has over 25 years in real estate construction, development and lending. He is an experienced fund manager, developer and a thought leader which led to him founding, Green Canopy in 2009. Green Canopy is a Portland and Seattle urban infill homebuilder, developing environmentally advanced and thoughtful homes for sale to a broad range of income levels. It is a certified B Corp company with the impact investing community making up 100% of shareholders in support of the movement.
Fairchild states, “I am grateful for the recognition by Goldman Sachs and to be associated with an organization whose people are recognizing their own interconnectedness, working to create positive change from within… I am hopeful that this award will create greater awareness for companies like Green Canopy and the world we believe in.”
“We are pleased to recognize Aaron as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2017,” said David M. Solomon, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs. “This is the sixth year that we’ve hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit where emerging business leaders gather to discuss their common interests in building prosperous organizations.”
For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About Aaron Fairchild: Aaron is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Gabon, Africa where he built schools and homes for teachers, and holds an EMBA from the University of Washington. He was a two-term board member of Washington Environmental Council and is currently serving his second board term with both the Master Builders Association and Enhabit.