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

Paul Dickson

Senior Vice President of Operations

Paul Dickson is Senior Vice President of Operations at Vivint Solar, one of the nation’s leading full-service residential solar integrators. In this position, he’s responsible for directing the systems, processes, and solutions that make it possible for Vivint Solar to deliver lower-cost power to homeowners. As a member of the founding team of Vivint Solar, Paul was instrumental in creating the company’s business thesis, and has comprehensive knowledge and experience in financial and operations strategy. He has also played a significant role in raising over $780 million in tax equity funding, a critical component of the Vivint Solar business model.

Prior to his time at Vivint Solar, Paul served as President and CEO of Meter Solutions, a smart-grid energy management company that he co-founded as a university student. Under his leadership, Meter Solutions was named one of Utah’s “Top 10 Startups to Watch,” and was later sold to Vivint, Inc., after receiving several other industry accolades.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, where he was named Student Entrepreneur of the Year, and Top Student Entrepreneur in the state of Utah.