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 campus that serves adults with developmental disabilities, where he is a board member and past President. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Forum Energy Technologies and Rockwater Energy Solutions, and a Trustee of the Baylor College of Medicine.