David Baldwin


David Baldwin joined SCF in 1991 and currently serves as our Partner in charge of the firm’s energy transition initiatives.  In this role, he is responsible for SCF’s energy transition strategy, including identifying new platform investments, and helping SCF’s existing companies develop new energy markets.  Previously, he was Co-President of the firm, and led SCF’s efforts financing and helping to build North American focused companies.  During his time at SCF, David has supported the development and creation of public companies National Oilwell Varco, Oil States International, Complete Production Services, and Forum Energy Technologies.  He currently works closely with Nine Energy Services and Select Energy Services.  

David earned his degree in Petroleum Engineering and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. During his previous career as an engineer with Union Pacific Resources, David was involved in developing and commercializing the horizontal drilling techniques that ultimately led to the US “shale revolution.”   While in graduate school, he started an energy consulting business and worked for General Atlantic Partners, a global venture capital firm and early investor in SCF.

David’s civic activities include Greentown Labs, The Center for Pursuit, and Baylor College of Medicine, where he currently serves as Chairman of their Board of Trustees. In 2016, he and his wife Maire created “Pursuit for Those with DisABILITIES”, where they led 300 volunteers in a cross-country bicycle ride that raised $13 mm to help build a new state of the art campus for The Center for Pursuit. In 2018, he was awarded the Hoover Medal for his 30+ years of work supporting persons with disabilities.  He also is the co-founder of Open Minds, and along with SCF colleague Andy Waite, is involved in Houston’s Energy Transition Initiative (“HETI”).