Dave Marchese has nearly 20 years of operational and financial experience in the successful development and construction of energy assets, including underground hydrocarbon storage, utility-scale power plants, and petrochemical facilities.
Prior to founding Caliche, Dave was a Director at Haddington Ventures where he assisted with deal sourcing, transactional work, and portfolio company management. He participated in the 2007 debt and equity financing of Bobcat Gas Storage, as well as the management and 2010 sale of that company; the management and ultimate sale of Norton Energy Storage in 2009, and served on the Board of Managers of Fairway Development (oil storage), Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, and Endicott Biofuels.
Dave was formerly a Managing Partner at Eschelon Energy Partners, a Houston-based private equity fund targeting investments across the energy value chain. Prior to co-founding Eschelon, he was with Reliant Energy’s $125 million private equity arm. At Reliant Dave lead-managed the divestiture of 2 subsidiaries, and was a manager in Reliant Energy’s Market Based Structuring Group. Before business school, he gained operational experience in the engineering and construction of petrochemical facilities as a Chief Field Engineer with Jacobs Engineering.
Mr. Marchese graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) degree from Vanderbilt University where he later received his M.B.A. with a dual concentration in finance and operations. He has participated as a judge at Rice University’s Business Plan Competition since 2002 and is a co-founder of the off-road cycling group, Houston Gravel Grinders.