President & CEO at E4 Carolinas| David is an award-winning business builder and leader. David has co-founded or led seven companies, most of which were energy companies. He grew EnTrade Corporation, a natural gas marketing and trading company, to more than $1 billion in annual sales over eight years and Genscape, Inc, an energy information company, from R&D to international operation in 30 months. He has raised more than $100 million in capital for these companies and managed the subsequent sale of three companies and the bankruptcy of one. David was named an Inc. Magazine/Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for EnTrade Corporation and Genscape, Inc. Of the more than 9,000 awardees to date, he is among the fewer than 50 to have won twice and likely the only two-time energy winner. David is also an award-winning academic innovator and organizer. While a fulltime CEO of early stage businesses, he also served from 1997 through 2005 as the University of Louisville’s College of Business Bank One Entrepreneur in Residence. In 1998 he was named the College’s Graduate Educator of the Year. In 2012 David joined Duke University’s Energy Initiative where he effectively served as its chief operating officer while collaborating in building the Initiative. David was at Duke University until joining E4 Carolinas in September 2014 and serves as its President and CEO. E4 Carolinas is a trade association for energy companies in the Carolinas which collaboratively promotes energy workforce development, economic development, federal and state policy and innovation, research and capital attraction.