David has extensive executive, legal and operational experience in the downstream petroleum, alternative fuel and renewable energy start-up sectors in Hawaii, Asia and the U.S. Mainland. David's roles have included COO, Vice President, General Counsel and Strategic Advisor.
David's clients and employers have included major integrated oil companies, renewable energy start-ups and private equity firms including Chevron, Unocal, Tesoro, BHP Billiton, Par, Solazyme, Imperium Renewables, Rentech, Hawaiian Electric, Lockheed, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation.
David is a registered professional engineer, licensed attorney in California, Hawaii, Colorado and the District of Columbia, and an alumnus of the National University of Singapore School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UC Davis School of Law, and UC Berkeley with honors. He has held work visas in Australia and Singapore.