FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
David E. Preng has been President and CEO of Preng & Associates since its inception in 1980. Previously, he spent six years in the executive search industry with two international and one national search firm. He has worked on over 2000 energy-related searches throughout the world ranging from board and senior executive to managerial and senior technical positions. In 2008, Mr. Preng was recognized by Business Week among “The World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters” and was again included in their recent ranking.
Mr. Preng’s industry experience includes financial, managerial, and executive positions with Shell Oil, Litton Industries, and Southwest Industries. He was Director of Remington Oil and Gas where he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee (1997-2003) and Lead Independent Director (2003-2006) until its acquisition by Helix. After the spin-off of Cal Dive International from Helix in 2006, Mr. Preng was one of Cal Dive’s initial board members, served as Chair of the Compensation Committee, and was a member of the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. Mr. Preng is a Board Member, past President (2011-2016) and recent Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors-Texas Tri-Cities Chapter, an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in London. He is also a member of several international technical and business organizations.
Mr. Preng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University.