David oversees the identification, origination and development of Pattern's solar, transmission and fossil energy projects. Before participating in the formation of Pattern, he led conventional power and transmission development for Babcock & Brown's North American Infrastructure Group. With over 20 years of infrastructure development experience, he has led a number of strategic energy and environmental business initiatives, including managing one of the most successful gas-fired power project development teams on the West Coast, producing over 2,000MW. In addition, David oversaw the conceptualization, development and commencement of construction of one of the first independently developed and owned regulated transmission lines in the United States. He is a leader in developing new methods of energy project contracting. He was one of the founding members of the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. He and his wife are avid photographers.
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