A recognized leader in the energy industry and the co-founder of a successful energy advisory firm, Bernadette Johnson has a comprehensive understanding of energy market fundamentals and uses her extensive expertise to provide analytics that optimize industry decisions and investments. She identifies and leverages talent effectively, using transparency and strong communication skills to inspire and motivate teams and individuals toward professional success and growth.
Bernadette currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of power and renewables for Enverus (formerly known as Drillinginfo), where she leads the company’s fastest-growing business unit and is responsible for product, marketing, sales, and client communication strategies. Bernadette manages a team of 75+ and consistently achieves sales and profit objectives. She originally joined Enverus as the vice president of strategic analytics, leading the integration of a new energy practice acquired from Ponderosa Advisors while also collaborating on the leadership of a multimillion-dollar software-as-a-service (SaaS) business and developing and launching multiple product lines that became high-growth client offerings.
Prior to Enverus, Bernadette was a director and founding partner of boutique energy advisory firm Ponderosa Advisors LLC, where she established its energy practice before it was acquired by Enverus. Before founding Ponderosa Advisors, she held energy analyst roles at multiple organizations, where she led the development of tools and resources to support analytics, energy market pricing, and investment trading decisions. Bernadette’s accurate data and analytics enabled Sasco Energy Partners to increase their rate of return on trades to 30% and earned the company a place on Bloomberg Markets’ Top 50 Mid-Sized Hedge Funds in 2012.
Honored in 2021 among Hart Energy’s Top 25 Influential Women in Energy and ColoradoBiz’s Top 25 Young Professionals, Bernadette is also active in her local and industry communities. Among other activities, she served as an executive-in-residence for the University of Colorado’s Global Energy Management Program and has been a board member for Denver’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program since 2016.
Bernadette holds two degrees from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO: a master of international political economy of resources and a bachelor of science in economics. She lives in Denver, Colorado.