David is the founder and Managing Director of XPV Capital Corporation, one of the largest venture and growth equity firms in the world solely dedicated to investing in high growth water companies. At XPV, David focuses on identifying and investing in companies capitalizing on the significant opportunities created by the ‘new water economy’ – a concept he developed. He is a respected speaker and expert contributor in the area of water technology and investing. Some of the organizations David has worked with include: The Milken Institute, Global Water Intelligence, American Water Intelligence, Canada Water, WaterCAMPWS, The Government of Ontario, The Artemis Project, Empire Club of Canada, Globe, Singapore International Water Week, UCLA, MIT, The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The China Business Review, The China Green Technology Initiative, InterAction Council, The Cleantech Group, Brookings Institute and LUX Research.
His experience includes negotiating partnerships with leading water multi-nationals, helping portfolio companies complete strategic acquisitions, and advising governments and regulators on water technology adoption strategies. Having done business in North America, Asia, and the European Union he understands the complexities of building a successful global water enterprise.
David is an Advisor to Imagine H2O, a member of the Water Environment Federation’s Global Water Strategies Council, and is one of the recipients of the 2009 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. He is past Chairman and Director of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship where he received the Global Champion and Distinguished Service Award. David is also a founding member of the National Angel Organization.
Prior to starting XPV Capital, David was one of the first employees of the private merchant bank Kinghaven Capital Corporation (now VRG Capital). At Kinghaven, he was responsible for leading portfolio company strategic partnerships, M&A transactions and direct investments in a broad range of industries.
David was educated at Ryerson University’s School of Business where he specialized in the Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development program and received the Ryerson Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Research Award.