Full Name
Elizabeth DeStephens
Job Title
Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer
Black Knight Energy LLC
Speaker Bio
Elizabeth is a C-suite energy executive and prolific early stage venture investor, with global engineering, management, digital technology, and finance experience. She is currently Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer of Black Knight Energy, a Kayne Anderson backed upstream portfolio company.
She previously served in engineering and financial roles with CRC, OXY, Ryder Scott Company, Raymond James, ExxonMobil and GE Nuclear Energy. Elizabeth is a recognized expert and speaker on corporate innovation, as well as organizational and digital transformation.
She has broad expertise with transactions, financing, strategy, valuations, corporate due diligence, SEC reporting, change management, project management and information technology. She has played a lead role in more than $3B of A&D deals transacted.

As an individual investor, Elizabeth has deployed 7 figures of personal funds into early stage ventures. Average portfolio return currently >5x. Elizabeth has a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Eng from University of Houston, and a BS in Materials Science from the University of Florida. She is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Director (NACD) with more than ten years experience on academic, non-profit, and private boards.
Elizabeth DeStephens