David Baldwin


David Baldwin joined SCF Partners in 1991 and currently is responsible for 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 exposure to new energy growth 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 creation and development of public companies National Oilwell Varco, Oil States International, Complete Production Services, Forum Energy Technologies, Select Energy Services, and Nine 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 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, including serving as the 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 of Honor for his 30+ years of work supporting persons with disabilities. He also is the co-founder of OpenMinds, a coalition of 100+ entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, and politicians focused on creating an equitable solution to the “Dual Energy + Climate Challenge”.  He also helped create TexE, a partnership amongst 5 Texas universities and MIT and Greentown Labs to help inspire and train future entrepreneurs and leaders focused on energy and climate innovation.