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SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library) is a portable, ruggedized, solar-powered digital library that broadcasts a webpage containing open-access educational content over an offline WiFi hotspot with content that is curated for a particular audience in a specified locality. SolarSPELL addresses infrastructural challenges across the developing world, such as a lack of fundamental resources, like textbooks, libraries, electricity and Internet connectivity, by bringing relevant, digital educational content to offline, off-grid locations.
Les Brun is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, a diversified holding company for his investments. He is also Senior Advisor of G100 Companies, a unique business partnership that combines the world's best C-level learning communities with a handful of premier professional services firms. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the New York office of CCMP Capital Advisors. Les also founded and was Chairman Emeritus of Hamilton Lane, the world’s leading Private Equity advisory and management firm.