David Baggett

Industry Sectors

  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream
  • Oilfield Services
  • Power & Gas
  • Commodities Trading & Logistics

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Strategy & Organization
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Restructurings
  • Dispute Resolution

Professional Experience

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Opportune LLP.  David has over 30 years of business experience, including six years as a partner with Deloitte & Touche and six years as a senior executive in the energy industry.  Prior to founding Opportune, David was the President, COO and CFO of a consolidation of construction companies comprising the largest residential plumbing and mechanical company in the United States with 6,000 employees in 35 locations. David started his career at Deloitte & Touche where he became Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s energy audit practice based in Houston. David was also in charge of the corporate finance group for the Southwest Region where he led due diligence teams on several large acquisitions and formulated business plans for new ventures.  David left Deloitte to be the Senior Vice President & CFO of a publicly traded exploration & production company where he sourced and closed acquisitions and accessed the public and private capital markets. David currently serves on the board of directors of various private companies and previously served on the boards of AMPAM, Genesis Energy MLP, Encore Energy Partners (MLP), ERCOT, the independent system operator for electrical markets in Texas, and Marlin Midstream GP, LLC (MLP).

David graduated with honors with a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.  David serves on the Dean’s Development Council of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and is the longest serving member of its Accounting Department Advisory Council.  David was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the Mays Business School in 2011.  In 2016, David was recognized by the Accounting Department at the Mays Business School by being named to the initial class of its Accounting Hall of Honor.

Representative Projects

  • Works closely with boards and management teams to formulate company short-term and longer-term strategies and plans.
  • Advises private and public companies on mergers and acquisitions (including valuation, due diligence, integration and reporting considerations).
  • Consults with clients on restructurings (including serving as CRO).
  • Provides expert witness testimony on disputed financial matters.
  • Represents public clients on SEC matters.