Ben Van de Bunt is a principal in Cypress Creek Renewables, Guthy-Renker, Paramount Equity, FHR, Inspire Energy and Rosewood Homes. He presently serves as chairman and co-founder of Cypress Creek Renewables, a national utility scale solar company. Mr. Van de Bunt was previously the CEO and President of Guthy‑Renker from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Van de Bunt has made many venture capital investments in startups and serves and has served on many boards of directors, including Houlihan Lokey (2015- present), Guthy-Renker (1995-present), Solar City (2013-2015), St. Johns Hospital (2014-present), Rosewood Homes (2008-present) and Paramount Equity (2009-present), among others. He earned a B.A. from UCLA (1984) and a JD from Harvard Law School (1987).