Claire Broido Johnson

President and Founder, CBJ Energy

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I am a senior operations executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record in creating and managing successful businesses and products, and fixing and building businesses and divisions within companies, particularly in the clean energy space.  I founded SunEdison in 2003 with Jigar Shah, which grew to the world’s largest solar energy services provider with a $10 billion market cap and 7200 employees by 2015. 

I was asked to join the Department of Energy as Energy Efficiency Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu, then given responsibility to manage the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs in 2009-2010 ($11 billion deployment). 

I am currently President of CBJ Energy, a financing and operations services company developing and managing divisions and projects for energy companies and beyond.

I love all things Baltimore and have lived in Baltimore since I moved here with Constellation in 2002 after Harvard Business School. Despite consulting to companies in California and Massachusetts, I have been very active in the local community.  I’m an investor in companies via Baltimore Angels and Blu Ventures.   I wrote grants to receive funding for Federal Hill Park.  I’ve been a proud board member of Living Classrooms since 2012. I’m on the advisory board of Betamore.  I routinely judge at business plan contests regionally, and give classes on entrepreneurship at places like Emerging Technology Center


Part 1: A Video Conversation with Claire Broido Johnson, President and CEO of CBJ Energy about Starting the Company

First featured in City Biz List, October 13, 2015. Interview by Edwin Warfield

Part 2: A Video Conversation with Claire Broido Johnson, President and CEO of CBJ Energy, about Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE).

First featured in City Biz List, January 13, 2016. Interview by Edwin Warfield