About the Author

Ashvin Lad

Ashvin Lad is the Director of PSG Energy Group, a solar and renewable energy company based in Indianapolis. In this role Ashvin focuses on policy, advocacy, business development, and client strategy in the midwest. Most recently he was a Co-Founder of Breakwater Chicago, a floating entertainment destination that was being developed for Lake Michigan. In that position, he managed marketing, business development, and government and community relations. Prior to that, Ashvin served as the Director of the Invest in Illinois and The Illinois Funds divisions in the Office of Illinois State Treasurer. There he was responsible for overseeing economic and community development programs related to agriculture, tourism, businesses, disaster recovery, charitable organizations, and a venture capital fund; as well as managing merchant processing and a $6 billion pooled investment money market for public entities.

Ashvin also has private sector experience in product development, marketing, business development and client relations roles. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s office, he worked for several years in the financial services industry at an established leader, Discover Financial Services, and a growth stage start up, FSV Payment Systems. Before that, he worked in the medical device industry at Cook Medical as a product development engineer, where he was awarded one patent. He currently serves on the boards of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Envision Unlimited, a Chicago based not-for-profit that integrates adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness into the mainstream community. In his spare time, Ashvin enjoys golfing, travelling, attending sporting events, and bike rides along Chicago’s lakefront. 

Ashvin, who was born and raised in Springfield, IL, and now resides in Chicago, holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Author's Book

Faith, Failure, Success Vol. 3: TURNING POINT

The moment or moments that change us forever.

Join us as we present the stories of 5 individuals from very different walks of life sharing the wisdom that comes only come from reaching that life shifting turning point.

Join contributors Ashvin Lad, Benita Johnson, Tammy Lyn Connors, Rodger B. Jackson Jr., and Robert Hazzard Jr. as they share intimate details about the times that changed their lives forever.

“Faith, Failure, Success Volume 3 - Turning Point” releases Aug 7th, 2022 from 220 Publishing to book retailers everywhere.