H. David de Laureal is Founder and Managing Partner of Carr’s Hill Partners. He brings more than 15 years of direct investment experience to Carr's Hill, with nearly 50 private equity, private credit, venture capital and real estate transactions over his career.
Prior to founding Carr's Hill, Mr. de Laureal was a Managing Director and founding member of Bernhard Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm focused on the energy and industrial sectors. While at Bernhard Capital, he played significant roles in fundraising, investment and team development efforts while also supporting the growth of – and, in one case, launch de novo – numerous successful industrial and energy service businesses, including Brown & Root Industrial Services, Epic Piping and Bernhard Energy Solutions, among others. He was previously a long-term member of the investment team at TowerBrook Capital, a private equity firm managing more than $12 billion in assets.
Through his career, Mr. de Laureal has served as a board member or observer at Matthews Brothers Dredging, Arrow Waste, Axis Industries, Gates Fuel Services, Epic Piping, Brown & Root Industrial Services, BevMo!, Vistage International, Wilton Brands, Bernhard Energy Solutions and Onvoy Communications. Mr. de Laureal received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and currently holds his Series 65 license.