David M. Wheeler acted as Managing Director for BGC Partners helping to establish investment banking energy practices. As Managing Director of Energy Investment Banking for Storm Harbour Securities, Mr. Wheeler proved a skilled negotiator in the areas of refinancing and takeover processes. He has worked with banks and institutional investors to raise capital and build highly profitable investment banking divisions on an international level. Mr. Wheeler has also managed finances for international company acquisitions valued at $100 million. During his management directorship with Jefferies & Company, his accomplishments include assisting in the execution of a $565 million sales transaction and negotiating $80 million in funding in secured bridge financing for a Canadian mining company in the development stage, during a time of declining commodity prices in 2008. Mr. Wheeler received his M.B.A. from the University of Texas and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.