Claire Brodio Johnson


Claire is a senior operations executive with a proven 20-year track record in creating, managing, and executing successful businesses and products.

Currently Claire is the Managing Director of the Momentum Fund in Maryland and is leader of her consulting practice – CBJ Energy, a financing, operations, and business development energy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore. 

Claire works with financers, contractors, developers, integrators, and building and land owners to retrofit commercial buildings and install ground-mounted solar. My clients have included: Baltimore City Public Schools, Katerra, Power52 Energy Solutions, Next Step Living and more.

In 2003, Claire co-founded SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy services provider which, at its peak, had a market capitalization of $10 B and more than 7,000 employees. 

After founding SunEdison, she served as acting program manager for the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs (OWIP) and as energy-efficiency advisor to the Secretary at the Department of Energy.   She was responsible for deploying $11B in economic stimulus funds for clean energy while championing policies to expand the impact of public investment through public-private partnerships.

After her role at the DOE, Claire served as vice president of Serious Energy, managing its nascent commercial financing program.