Earning his degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in the 1980′s, David began his career as a Drilling and Production Engineer with Union Pacific Resources. Intrigued with the business aspect of the energy industry, David returned to his alma mater to earn his MBA.
While in graduate school, David started an energy consulting business and worked for General Atlantic Partners, a global venture capital firm and early investor of SCF. He met SCF Founder L. E. Simmons through General Atlantic and joined SCF after graduating in 1991. Over the years, David has been responsible for creating numerous investment platforms around emerging energy trends. He is currently responsible for overseeing SCF’s U.S. based investments.
David is an avid golfer, traveler and Longhorn die-hard, and has a long-standing commitment to The Center, a Houston organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities, where he is a board member and past President. In 2016, he and his wife, Maire founded Pursuit (www.pursuitride.org), and led a 3,500 mile bike journey across the United States that raised $13 million and helped to advance awareness, collaboration and knowledge supporting people with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Forum Energy Technologies, Nine Energy Services, and Select Energy Services, and a Trustee of the Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, as well as the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business at The University of Texas at Austin.