David leads our Power, Utilities, and Renewable Energy team. He has spent more than 20 years as a senior executive and strategic advisor to companies across the sector. As SVP of US Residential for Direct Energy, David led the successful turnaround of the $2.5 billion, 3 million customer, power and gas business following the 2014 polar vortex including regulatory and legislative advocacy across 14 states. As VP of wholesale, generation, and commodity supply, David transformed this $17 Bn/yr notional division of Centrica North America. Besides optimizing commercial value and dispatch strategy for the owned fleet, he built a third-party energy management business. He also led and won regulatory disputes. Previously, David was a co-founder of the Corporate Risk Practice at McKinsey & Company as well as a global leader in the Electric Power/Natural Gas Practice. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served on the Energy Advisory Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership and on the Rice University Engineering Board of Directors and has been a guest lecturer at Rice University. He’s led more than $180 Bn of M&A transactions across the energy sector.