As the founder of XPV, David is a thought leader and sought-after advisor and speaker in the area of water technology and investing. David combines his marketing and business development knowledge to create new opportunities for our partners. His grasp of market trends and insights help to connect entrepreneurs to invaluable resources that drive or accelerate growth.
David has built an extensive global network in the water sector as a respected investor, speaker and expert contributor. Some of the organizations he has worked with include: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Global Water Intelligence, American Water Intelligence, Water Environment Federation, International Water Association, WaterCAMPWS, Government of Ontario, Singapore International Water Week, One Drop, The China Green Technology Initiative, InterAction Council, Confluence, ImagineH2O, Cleantech Group, and the Brookings Institute.
Prior to starting XPV, David was Vice President with the private merchant bank Kinghaven Capital Corporation (now VRG Capital). He was responsible for executing direct investments in a broad range of industries, M&A transactions, and corporate development work for a number of portfolio companies.
David attended 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. He is a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and Senior Fellow at the Brookfield Institute. David has received the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence, and was given the Enactus Global Champion Award, Canadian Alumni of the Year Award and Global Alumni of the Year Award or his contribution to the international success of the organization.
David lives with his wife Heidi and two daughters, Isabella and Sophia. He and his wife are avid travellers and foodies who love exploring new places with family and friends. He loves riding roller coasters, watching Doctor Who and playing Minecraft with his daughters. He is an avid golfer and, like any passionate Canadian, loves the game of hockey.