David Klein

CEO, Klein Equities
(Rice BA, BS, MS)

David Klein currently serves as CEO for Klein Equities, a venture capital firm that specializes in real estate lending and other equity investments. He is also partner in Templar Development, a major real estate developer in Austin, Texas.

In 2008, Mr. Klein founded Belgeo-Belize, an oil and gas exploration company that received a 400,000 acre exploration license in Belize. The company was sold in 2013 to Paruma Energy Ltd., an oil company based in Ireland.

In 1990, Mr. Klein founded Quest, now Newquest, a commercial real estate development company, now the seventh largest such firm in Houston. The company was sold in 2007.

Mr. Klein was a director and original major shareholder for Klein Bank, a $500,000,000. bank based in North Harris County. Klein Bank was sold to Amegy Bank in 2007.

In addition to his business ventures, Mr. Klein is a Board Member to numerous charitable endeavors, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Houston Center for Literacy, founded by Barbara Bush.

Mr. Klein received his BA, BS, and MS degrees in Economics and Accounting from Rice University. He is married, has twins Shannon and Dawson. Shannon currently attends Rice and is a sophomore.