David LaLonde

David LaLonde

Chief Financial Officer

David brings over 20 years of experience in private equity investing, investment banking advisory, and corporate leadership. He serves as CFO of Black Swan Oil & Gas I & II, where he leverages his expertise to guide strategic planning and financial operations. 

For Black Swan Oil & Gas I, David was integral in the acquisition, development and financing of the company’s operated asset in the Midland Basin, which was ultimately sold to Ovintiv in a transaction valued at approx. $2 billion. In addition, David co-founded Black Knight Midstream, establishing a crucial crude gathering system in the basin that remains an asset of Black Swan today.

Prior to joining Black Swan, David led the IPO preparation of Riley Permian (NYSE: REPX) as CFO. While a Partner at Petro Capital, he honed his transaction expertise in the oil & gas industry, closing numerous deals exceeding $2 billion in aggregate value. Prior to this, David was an Associate of The Sterling Group, an operationally focused, non-energy private equity firm based in Houston, that today has more than $4 billion under management. David’s career began at Bear, Stearns & Co.’s investment banking group in its Dallas and New York City offices.

David holds an MBA from the Wharton School (Joseph Wharton Fellow) and a BBA & MS in Accounting & Finance from Texas A&M University. Today, David serves as Trustee for the Heritage Hall School. Previously, he served as President of the Oklahoma City A&M club and Board Director of Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education in Philadelphia.