Pete Johnson


Pete is a Partner with the Firm.  Pete runs the Firm’s SF Bay Area office and focuses on investments in energy transition and sustainable assets. His responsibilities include driving investment hypotheses in the changing energy landscape, origination and selection of new investment opportunities, and guiding existing portfolio companies.  

Prior to joining Azimuth, Pete was Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of Monolith Materials, Inc., a company that secured, developed, and commercialized technology for producing industrial grade hydrogen and carbon materials from natural gas with significant environmental and economic advantages over incumbent methods.  Monolith is now operating a full scale commercial facility in Nebraska that is the only large scale pyrolysis hydrogen plant in the world. Prior to forming Monolith, Pete led engineering and product development for AREVA Solar and spearheaded the manufacturing and construction of a 125 MW solar plant in Rajasthan, India after successfully merging the company Ausra with AREVA.

Pete received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.  Prior to that he graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of Utah.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and is an inventor on 12 patents.  He serves as a director for Monolith Materials and as an advisor to the US Department of Energy.


Pete is an avid surfer, mountain biker, and ski mountaineer, but spends most of his time coaching youth soccer and enjoying an outdoor oriented family life in California.