Elisabeth (Charnley) Bottomley

Managing Partner

Elisabeth spent more than ten years at World Energy (a NASDAQ-traded company acquired by EnerNOC) executing procurement strategies for both wholesale and retail customers. As Director of Wholesale Markets, she was responsible for developing and delivering procurement strategies for high-profile utility customers across North America.

Elisabeth went on to serve as Director of Operations for World Energy, running the company’s $25M energy procurement business. In this critical role, she developed and led a cross functional team, and she is widely considered to be a subject matter expert in procurement transactions and increasing capacity and profitability through automation and cost reduction.

In addition to her role as Managing Partner for Bidwell Energy, Elisabeth is also a Managing Partner with Yolon Energy, an energy brokerage and consulting firm she founded with Tim Lockwood and Russ Monroe.

Elisabeth’s experience ranges from working with small businesses to some of the largest utilities in the country for their energy needs.

She received a BA in Mathematics from The College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Career Highlights

  • More than 10 years’ experience as Director of Operations for World Energy’s $25M energy procurement business
  • Deep expertise across auction operations including supplier relationships, platform scoping/development, auction delivery process design and implementation, and team building
  • Recognized leader with a strong track record of developing creative solutions to the most challenging business issues
  • Managing Partner in Yolon Energy, LLC focused on maximizing competitive energy market benefits for retail clients.
  • Designed the process for delivering the first “live” wholesale energy auctions in the U.S.
  • Other live online auction firsts include:
    • Use of a live auction technology platform to help bidders participate in wholesale energy procurement
    • First use of auction platform to conduct large scale temperature trigger call option auction