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. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Forum Energy Technologies, Nine Energy Services, and Select Energy Services.
David is an avid golfer, traveler and Longhorn die-hard, and has a long-standing commitment to The Center for Pursuit, 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. In 2018, David was awarded the Hoover Medal for his work helping people with disabilities. David is also actively involved in Houston’s medical community, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Baylor College of Medicine, and is also a board member of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.