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David Hayes

Commercial excellence

David Hayes is a managing partner at bp ventures, based in San Francisco. He drives commercial excellence across bp’s investment portfolio and is responsible for deal structuring, term sheet consistency and the overall investment process. His primarily supports the gas & low carbon, customers & products, production & operations, and innovation & engineering businesses.


With a background in financial accounting, David started his career as a statutory reporting accountant before taking on various planning and performance management roles within bp alternative energy. Inspired by the opportunity to invest in technologies that can drive clean-technology business development for bp, David opted to pursue a career at bp ventures. 


Outside of work, David is passionate about contemporary art and photography. On weekends there is a good chance that you’ll find him wandering San Francisco with his wife – checking out new galleries and restaurants.

David Hayes