David Baggett

Managing Partner

David Baggett

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Principle Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Opportune. Prior to founding Opportune in 2005, David was the President, COO, and CFO of a consolidation of construction companies comprising the largest residential plumbing and mechanical company in the U.S. with 6,000 employees in 35 locations. He has over 40 years of professional experience, over 35 years of which have been spent in the energy industry in various capacities, including as an investor, executive officer, board member, and consultant. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche where he became a partner leading the firm’s energy practice. He left Deloitte to be the Senior Vice President & CFO of a publicly-traded exploration and production company where he sourced and closed acquisitions and accessed the public and private capital markets. David has served on the board of directors of North Star Energy, Marlin Midstream GP, LLC (MLP), AMPAM, Genesis Energy MLP, Encore Energy Partners (MLP), and ERCOT.

David was appointed as a member of the Texas A&M System Board of Regent by Governor Greg Abbott in 2023. In addition, he has served on the Dean’s Development Council of the Mays Business School 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. David graduated with honors with a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

David is very involved in the energy industry and the community. David currently serves as the Chairman of the IPAA Capital Markets Committee. David has served on the board of the Houston Methodist Academic Institute, the Greater Houston Partnership, and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

Representative Projects

  • Formulates strategic plans and organizational design.
  • Advises private and public companies on mergers and acquisitions (including valuation, due diligence and accounting considerations).
  • Performs enterprise-wide valuations.
  • Consults with clients on restructurings, including serving in the capacity of the Chief Restructuring Officer.
  • Serves as expert witness on energy financial matters.