We're On A Mission To Power The Future

Guided by our pillars of safety, teamwork, communication, and cohesiveness, BRIDGELINK is on a mission to power the future.

Our Power of Companies

Who Is Bridgelink Power?

Bridgelink is a diversified organization that has built a strong reputation and portfolio of companies in the energy industry. We leverage our expertise and knowledge to deliver premier power infrastructure and financial performance.

BRIDGELINK DEVELOPMENT

Bridgelink Development, A USA Renewable Energy Provider

• LAND DEVELOPMENT
• LEASE, PURCHASE, & ROYALTY AGREEMENTS
• PERMITTING

BRIDGELINK ENGINEERING

Bridgelink Engineering, A USA and European Renewable Energy Provider

• ENGINEERING
• PROCUREMENT
• CONSTRUCTION

BRIDGELINK COMMODITIES

Bridgelink Commodities, A USA Renewable Energy Provider

• POWER TRADING
• PROJECT DE-RISKING
• O&M MANAGEMENT

BRIDGELINK INVESTMENTS

Bridgelink Investments, A USA Renewable Energy Providers renewable energy provider, solar energy usa, texas solar energy company, renewable energy construction services, renewable energy company, renewable energy industry, renewable epc solutions, european renewable energy solutions provider, renewable energy provider europe, bridgelink power, solar energy europe, bridgelink engineering, bridgelink europe, bridgelink commodities, bridgelink investments, bridgelink development

• STRUCTURED PROJECT FINANCING
• LIFECYCLE DEVELOPMENT & OPERATION
• TECHNOLOGY

Our Leadership

BRIDGELINK POWER TEAM

Cole W. Johnson

Chairman
Cord Johnson, CEO of Bridgelink Power

CoRD Johnson

CHIEF EXECUTIVe OFFICER

Trent Cornelius

Chief Operating Officer

Preston Bass

Chief Financial Officer

William "Bull" Flaherty

VP, Power Trading & Commodities Desk

What We Believe

Our Environment

We are committed to taking on the challenges of climate change with renewable energy solutions.

Our People

Our people are the difference makers at Bridgelink. Guided by our Bridgelink Sacred Seven, our organization's results are top tier.

Our Vision

Our founders and executive leadership team have over 200 years of combined domestic and international renewable energy and power experience.

History of Growth

Document

Bridgelink Sacred Seven

The Bridgelink Sacred Seven are the values that guide all members of our organization who work in and out of the field. Through these values, all of our deliverables, quality of work, and efforts contribute to the success of our company.

Safety

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: SAFETY

Bridgelink has made safety its number one priority by promoting a safe and healthy working environment. We believe the safety of all our employees is a shared responsibility at all levels of our organization.

By empowering every individual with a “see something, do something” philosophy, Bridgelink collectively remains alert at improving processes, securing work environments, and adding safety to all aspects of our operations and functionality.

Trust

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: TRUST

The success of Bridgelink only is possible through the confidence of our clients, project stakeholders, and our employees. For this reason, earning the trust of everyone Bridgelink partners with is vital when completing our work. Earning trust means Bridgelink and its partners pledge to deliver projects on time and under budget, while letting our team members know they are cared for and valued through our industry-leading Safety First Management Program.

Quality

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: QUALITY

Our commitment to quality goes beyond our energy projects — it’s the guiding force in all aspects of our work, from every single individual within the Bridgelink family. We apply Tier 1 standards and mandates to every action we take throughout our organization. We continuously seek ways to expand and grow by learning new skills, sharing knowledge, and consistently supporting the improvement of our team and those around us.

Communication

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: COMMUNICATION

Through clear and effective communication, our team members remain safe, our clients benefit from our products and services, and our vision to provide renewable energy to every home and business around the world is supported.

Transparency

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: TRANSPARENCY

Bridgelink prides itself on being one of the most transparent companies in the renewable sector. We will always maintain our integrity in the work we deliver and ensure this an integral part of our everyday processes. We commit to utilizing our resources to the best of our ability, promise to work efficiently in providing our services on time in a quality manner, and give those who depend on our knowledge, skills, and experience the tools to support their success.

Control

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: CONTROL

By prioritizing cost controls, our team has made it their duty to adopt economical solutions that support all levels of our organization. Bridgelink vows to undertake this responsibility as part of our mission for success while continuously delivering the highest quality products and services administered by our organization, team members, and affiliates.

Successful completion

Bridgelink Engineering - Sacred Seven: COMPLETION

Success to Bridgelink will never be satisfied until we affirm the gratification of our employees, affiliates, and clients. Bridgelink’s journey to successful completion begins with vigorous and staunch workflows that promise fulfillment at all levels of our company, including the finished products and services we provide on a daily basis.

How Does Bridgelink Power
Identify with ESG?

Cole Johnson, Chairman of Bridgelink Power

Cole Johnson

Chairman

Cole has nearly two decades of executive experience in the energy space and sits on multiple boards. He serves as Chairman & CEO of Bridgelink Investments and concentrates on strategic growth for all entities. During the growth process of all entities, Cole played a major role in the day-to-day growth of each asset.

In January of 2019, Cole transitioned to focus on growing the family office and development portion of the business. The family office now holds a total of $220M of assets and company shares. This valuation is expected to triple in size due to the contracts and the backlog of projects secured for 2021 and 2022. Bridgelink Investments is well-positioned to expand over the next 10 years as a leading development and investment company.

Under Cole’s leadership as Chairman, he has led the development team to a pipeline backlog of over 8GW of power to come online in the next 36 months throughout the U.S. This is in addition to two major commercial land development projects and a midstream asset projected to have an estimated value of over $100M by the year 2022.

Cole has shown the oversight to lead the Bridgelink family office from a few million-dollar investments, to well on its way to having over $1B under management by 2023. 

Trent Cornelius, Chief Operating Officer of Bridgelink Power

Trent Cornelius

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Trent has over 12 years of experience covering all aspects of land work, with a primary focus on surface land. Trent graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Services and Development.

Trent’s landman career began right out of college working for EOG in the Barnett Shale as a right-of-way agent. From there Trent worked for multiple brokerages securing acreage for the purpose of exploration and the production of minerals. In 2011 Trent went to work for ConocoPhillips as a Contract Landman in the Eagle Ford Shale. There Trent was responsible for negotiating, drafting, and interpreting surface land contacts to secure any necessary surface rights needed for any and all types of infrastructure, including access roads, well locations, central facilities, offices, valve site locations, and pipelines.

In 2012 ConocoPhillips offered Trent an inhouse position as a Surface Landman. During this time Trent received multiple awards, including two Special Recognition Awards for outstanding work with landowners with HSE concerns, a Difference Maker Award for performance at high level, managing multiple projects while coordinating teamwork projects on behalf of the company.

Trent also received a Spirit Award for integrity creating community advocates. Throughout Trent’s career he has been responsible for assets in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming, making him well-rounded asset for any growing company. Trent brings exceptional communication and negotiating skills combined with demonstrated skills in all facets of land work. His enthusiasm and attention to detail makes him a solid team member as well as being able to work effectively in an autonomous role.

Trent is a firm believer that there are way too many variables to ever master the art of the landman, “all you can do is live, learn, and continue to grow your knowledge of the land business every day”.

Preston Bass, Chief Financial Officer of Bridgelink Power

Preston Bass

Chief Financial Officer

Preston has over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure, transportation, and energy sectors serving in multiple corporate finance roles including mergers and acquisitions, treasury and capital markets, and investor relations.

From 2011 to 2020, he served in several leadership positions for Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN), a publicly-traded company, managing over $1 billion in secured and unsecured financing transactions, $700 million in acquisitions within the transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and transportation sectors, and financial communication efforts to banking and institutional investors for multiple strategic transactions including a $2 billion spin-off of portfolio of businesses.

Prior to that, he served in an advisory role for a small consulting and investment advisory firm providing post- issuance bond compliance and interest rate swap advisory services.

Preston graduated with a BBA in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Baylor University. 

William "Bull" Flaherty

VP, Power Trading & Commodities Desk

William Flaherty is Managing Director of Bridgelink Commodities LLC. He brings 24 years of experience in trading in the energy capital markets. William has structured energy transactions globally for middle market and large-cap clients across the energy stream, as well as the mining, industrial and technology sectors.

William emphasizes research and relationships to achieve returns with actionable ideas and a differentiated perspective on valuations, strategy and financing alternatives. He utilizes fundamental and quantitative analysis with operational understanding to appreciate the complexity and challenges faced in the field every day.

William has participated in transactions representing well over $25 billion in capital for companies to grow and shape their future. William began his career in 1993 and has held positions at Fidelity Investments, Frost Capital Markets, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Natixis, Pritchard Capital and Global Hunter Securities; all while consistently creating value for companies and alpha for shareholders. 

He resides in Houston with his wife and four children and is active in charitable endeavors with St. Anne Catholic Church, Scouts USA and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He holds a BA Degree in English from the University of Texas at Dallas and practices rugged individualism in pursuit of truth, justice and the American Way.