Dr. Johanna Schmidtke is Managing Partner of Rev Innovations, a public benefit corporation and affiliate of GTI Energy. Rev Innovations was founded in 2022 as a collaborative platform for innovation and investment focused on low-carbon, low-cost energy systems. With over 15 years of experience in investment management and corporate development, from early-stage venture capital to private equity funds, Johanna’s strategy and management experience spans energy and industrial sectors, including renewable and conventional energy, circular economy models, materials and chemicals, and industrial cybersecurity.
Most recently, Johanna served as Senior Consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Her previous experience also includes roles as an Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture capital arm of Saudi Aramco, and later as Managing Director and member of the investment committee at Ara Partners, a private equity fund focused on industrial decarbonization. Johanna began her career in consulting advisory with Lux Research, later moving to corporate development & strategy at First Solar. Johanna received her Doctorate in Physics from the University of Cambridge and her BS in Mathematics and Biochemistry from the University of Arizona.