Today, energy is experiencing an ever-increasing velocity of change; it is critical to understand the entire ecosystem of competitors when setting the strategies to compete effectively.

David C. Johnston

EY US-West Region Strategy and Transactions Energy Leader

Demonstrated history of working with clients to meet their strategic objectives. Supports clients in addressing their complex business challenges. Boomerang back to EY after investment banking.

David leads the Strategy and Transactions practice in Energy for EY’s US-West Region. He helps energy clients address their capital agenda, specifically supporting clients through complex business challenges, including capital allocation, portfolio rationalization and optimization, reorganization, exploring alternative financing structures and M&A.

David is a boomerang. Prior to rejoining the firm, he worked at an investment banking firm as a principal investor responsible for originating transactions, negotiating term sheets and credit agreements, and managing the investment from acquisition to final disposition. David is also well-versed in structuring transactions via senior secured and convertible debt, convertible preferred stock, warrants and common equity.

He received an MSA from the University of Notre Dame and a BBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma. David is a CPA licensed in Texas and a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers.

How David is building a better working world

David is building a better working world by being keenly focused on making certain that all team members are heard and that their contributions are acknowledged. He is also passionate about legacy building. David enjoys asking his clients, “How can your efforts impact not just today or tomorrow, but the next generation?”

David actively seeks out opportunities to serve in the community through volunteering and asking, “How can I help you?”

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