David Battle is a vice president at Metalmark Capital, a New York-based private equity firm that makes long-term investments in enterprises and has a particular focus and competence in the energy/natural resources, defense/government services, industrial, and healthcare sectors. Battle is a director of HDT Global, a provider of expeditionary solutions to military, emergency response, and commercial customers; and the Schafer Corporation, a provider of scientific, engineering, and technical services and products applied to defeating national security threats.
Prior to joining Metalmark Capital, Battle was an associate at J.P. Morgan Partners in New York and an analyst at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co/First Union Securities in Charlotte. He is a magna cum laude graduate of UGA’s Terry College of Business, and he received a MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Battle has played a meaningful role in the creation and development of the Corsair Society, an organization that provides a support network for UGA students exploring career opportunities in financial services and related sectors.
Since its inception in 2006, the Corsair Society has helped place more than 70 students in summer internships that have led to full-time employment at leading financial institutions and consulting firms. Additionally, the initiative has recently been expanded to include Introduction to Enterprises & Capital Markets, a course offered in collaboration between the Terry College and the UGA Honors Program.
Battle is originally from Marietta, Ga., and he is a graduate of Walton High School.