David first learned of the oil and gas industry at a young age through family royalty interests and decided to pursue the industry as a career path. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio TX where he studied finance and economics. After graduation, he joined a regional independent in the oil and gas business with operating divisions including E&P, midstream, & services divisions. His role was centered on asset valuation of both internal assets as well as M&A activities. David then transitioned to consulting where he advised energy clients in corporate finance. David joined Coquest January 2014 where he spearheads business development, and advises the oil & gas industry, private equity, banks, CPAs, attorneys, and other executives on commodity trading related to acquisition & divestiture activities, and energy risk management along with their clients. David holds Series 3, 79, 7, 63, & 65 licenses. David is a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, Dallas Wildcat Committee, ADAM Energy Forum, Ft. Worth Wildcatters, the San Antonio Petroleum Club, Dallas CASA, & ACG DFW.