David Allen is a director in Navigant's capital advisory team.
His career began at Goldman's SLK division as a derivatives trader in 1996. David applied a "real options" approach to managing physical power assets on the AIG Financial Products desk in 2002. Recognizing the role that banks were playing in both principal finance, hedging and physical asset optimization at the time, David joined Barclays Global Commodities team, where he served as COO until 2007. In subsequent years David served as global head of energy markets for a $5bb investment fund, and provided advisory services via directorships to a number of clients including Solace Systems, Infinium Asset Management, Nextera Energy, Accushares and several Energy Private Equity funds in NYC. David stays active philanthropically in St Baldricks, DRI, volunteering locally and serving on several advisory Boards.