Founder and CEO of Strata Solar, LLC
An energy entrepreneur in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Markus Wilhelm founded Strata Solar, LLC, recently ranked in the international top 10 of solar developers. He directs the company’s full range of energy power conversion services, which includes project development, financing, and utility scaling. Markus Wilhelm has negotiated contracts to produce more than a gigawatt of solar energy in six states within the near future. He recently guided the firm’s sponsorship of the Clean Tech Conference, held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to forming Strata Solar, he served as a management board member of Bertelsmann AG's Direct Group, where he oversaw publishing operations for various firms, such as Bookspan and Doubleday Direct. He helped publish books by a number of leading contemporary authors, including Dan Brown, Harlan Coben, and James Patterson. During his tenure in the media industry, he contributed as a board member at Barnes & Noble and as chairman of the Direct Marketing Association.