David Barbee

David Barbee

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Managing Partner

Brave City Holdings, Inc

Founded small business investment company ($500K in annual revenues) which provides capital to new ventures, investment in small business turnaround projects, and management consulting servicesKEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Acquired two personal services businesses in separate locations and successfully integrated into one establishment increasing revenues from $110K annually to $500K annually for company.
  • Completedassignment with BG Group (oil & gas company) to streamline HR administrative systems, refine immigration processes, recruit international assignees, close two business units (Canada E&P and Power Generation), and improve ethics & compliance function.
  • Provided Compensation Consultation to Eni Petroleum for annual merit and bonus process
May 2007 - May 2009

Deparment Head - HR & Risk Management


Provided human resources management and tactical support to small, publicly traded, global company.  Managed department supporting global payroll, risk management, and traditional human resource functions.  Worked with executive team, operations management, and Compensation Committee, to manage budgets, develop programs, handle Human Resources matters for management, and implement long-range strategic business plans.


  • Redesigned international benefits program to increase health benefits while reducing costs by 40%
  • Optimized staff and vendors, increased HR service delivery while reducing annual costs by 7.8%
  • Redesigned immigration process, reducing costs, improving processing time, and fostering better communications with employees.
  • Developed global shared service infrastructure to deliver HR/payroll service to operational units..
  • Served on Steering Committee for Oracle global implementation
Apr 2006 - May 2007

Manager, Human Resources


Provided HR support to operations and R&D functions for software development and consulting company.  Supported regulatory compliance implementation, S-1 documentation for IPO, and global compensation program audit and redesign.


  • Implemented workforce planning and global recruitment systems, reducing cost per hire by 25% and saving company over $250K per year
  • In-sourced global HR program and legal compliance functions, reviewed filings, and drafted Compensation Discussion & Analysis for S-1 in anticipation of initial public offering saving compay over $125K per year
  • Led HR integration team for Earth Decision Sciences acquisition resulting in timely realization of HR synergies
May 2003 - Apr 2006

Sr Staff Human Resources

Global Analyst for policy development and corporate compliance.  Provided support to business units in corporate office and international division.  Implemented HR policies procedures and worked with Audit department on SOX internal control development.  Managed manpower planning including enterprise-wide recruiting initiatives and corporate web and print branding for operations and support personnel.KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Work with management to identify “high-potential” employees, and assist with succession planning process for professional staff.
  • Leveraged web technologies to publicize HR processes and procedures, improving communications with employees and managers
  • Serve on COP-BR integration team for strategic staffing, manpower planning, and employee relations
  • In-sourced EEO & AAP program saving department over $75K per year
Oct 1998 - May 2003

Senior Consultant

Bashen Consulting

Specialize in federal and state employment law, insurance claims management, affirmative action plan development, employee relations, investigations, compliance and training for HR consulting firm. Advise on internal programs and prepare proposals for new services and business lines.Blue chip clients include General Motors, CenterPoint Energy, Home Depot, Verizon, and Goodyear.KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Conducted over 300 EEO and complex employee relations investigations in union and non-union shops
  • Developed business strategy to serve emerging employment practices liability insurance market, resulting in $3M in contracts.
  • Built and maintained two new business service lines, generating $250K annually.
  • Laid foundation for web-based claims tracking software for clients.




Searching for a position that will provide contined growth and professional development


  • Co-chairperson on the Human Resources Management Committee of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (2008 & 2009)
  • Licensed Texas Type II Property & Casualty Insurance Adjuster (2000).
  • Advisor on Steering Committee for Employment Management Association of Houston (2003 & 2004).
  • Author of “Industry faces key-worker shortage: Solutions are available to resolve the looming tight market for skilled positions in the oil & gas industry.” E&P Magazine – September 2005, Hart Energy Publishing.


Multifaceted professional with broad-based experience working in domestic and international manufacturing, high-tech, and industrial arenas.  Provide unique blend of human resources expertise and legal training coupled with business intuition and a talent for strategic and tactical organizational analysis. 

Skilled in corporate governance, policy development, regulatory compliance, transformational leadership and process improvement.  Proven ability to rapidly assimilate new information and skills, craft effective solutions to difficult problems, and work effectively with all levels of an organization.


May 2001 - Present


May 1998 - Present

Law License

State Bar of Texas