Katie Johnston
Forensic Litigation and Valuation Services Managing Director

Katie Johnston has over 16 years of experience leading and performing valuation analyses in regards to strategic consulting financial reporting, restructuring and tax purposes with a focus on the energy sector.

Prior to Whitley Penn, Katie worked with primarily upstream, midstream, and oilfield service clients and was the go-to valuation market and technical leader for the Oil & Gas industry. She also has extensive experience in developing substantial analytical procedures specific to client’s business and industry to identify potential valuation issues. Additionally, Katie is involved with junior staff development, mentoring, and recruiting efforts.

Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder
  • Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) Specialist
  • Certified in Equity and Intangible Valuation (CEIV)


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, the University of Texas at Austin