About This Recognition

For the past 10 years, Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand, has compiled an annual list of companies that exemplify the best in innovation. Vivint Smart Home joins other top innovators on the list including Amazon, Google, Apple, Airbnb, Spotify and Facebook.

Why Vivint Smart Home is One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Chance Allred

Senior Vice President Sales


Chance Allred wants to live in a world where everyone thinks two or three generations down the road, where businesses actively invest in humanity’s future, and where people have a say in how they create and consume electricity.

As Senior Vice President of Sales at Vivint Solar, Chance is at the forefront of the residential solar power revolution, where has grown his team of 1,500 sales professionals into a world-class sales organization that specializes in direct-to-consumer, retail, and inside sales channels with a lower customer acquisition cost than competitors in the industry.

With a compound annual growth rate of 225% between 2011 and 2015, Chance’s sales organization vaulted Vivint Solar from startup to the second largest residential company in the U.S. in less than four years, enabling Vivint Solar to go public with an IPO of $1.5B in 2014. SunEdison announced its intention to purchase Vivint Solar for $2.2B in 2015.

When Chance isn’t out building winning sales engines, you can find him constructing solar-powered huts in third-world countries, chumming with his friends and family, or obsessing over whatever sport he is currently playing.