Chuck Davidson

Venture Partner

Chuck is a Venture Partner with Quantum Energy Partners and serves on Quantum’s Investment Committee.  Chuck works full-time with the investment team to steward the firm’s capital and works closely with a select number of Quantum’s portfolio companies on strategic and operating initiatives.

Chuck served as CEO of Noble Energy from 2000 to 2014 and its Chairman until his retirement in May of 2015. Noble Energy is a member of the S&P 500 and is one of the nation’s leading independent energy companies. Under Chuck’s leadership, Noble Energy was transformed into one of the largest and best performing E&P companies with world-class positions in resource plays such as the Niobrara and Marcellus, as well as multiple international concessions. Before joining Noble Energy, Chuck was Chairman, President and Chief Executive of Vastar Resources, Inc., a publicly owned subsidiary of ARCO, which merged with BP in 2000. Prior to the formation of Vastar, he held a number of engineering, operations and executive assignments at ARCO.

Chuck is currently an independent director of Loews Corporation and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the All-American Wildcatters. During his career, he has served in various professional, industry and community organizations and has been presented with numerous industry awards and honors, including being named by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World. Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from the University of Texas at Dallas and has been recognized by both universities as a distinguished alumnus.