THE POWER PLAYER
Inc.|September 2020
THE POWER PLAYER
How I leveled the playing field to give women and minorities more opportunities in the energy industry.
Kimberly Weisul

Nooshin Behroyan

Paxon Energy & Infrastructure

THREE-YEAR GROWTH 15,072%

Nooshin Behroyan established Paxon Energy & Infrastructure, a Pleasanton, California-based energy services company, in the wake of a divorce, and after seeing firsthand how poorly some companies in the industry treated employees. Paxon is now a 180-person firm with $27 million in 2019 sales. Behroyan herself has become a mentor and advocate for women, people of color, and veterans looking to enter the energy industry.

My ex-husband and I owned a company that ran gas stations. Two and a half years after I’d filed for divorce, it dawned on me that if I just left everything and started on my own, I probably would be back on my feet a lot faster than trying to go through the legal system.

I already knew the oil side of the energy business. In 2013, I took a consulting job and learned the utility side as well. I started Paxon in 2016. At the time, I was 32 years old, and a single mother of two kids.

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September 2020