Dirk McDermott is the Managing Partner of Altira Group LLC, a Denver-based venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies developing the enabling technologies of tomorrow’s energy world. Mr. McDermott has over 25 years of experience as an investor, manager and scientist in the energy industry. His experience includes operating in the upstream oil & gas sector as the chief geophysicist of a major independent producer and participating in over 100 financings in the energy business. Mr. McDermott currently serves on the Board of Directors for Premier Oilfield Equipment, MicroSeismic, DHI and OPX. He is also a past director of Research Partnership for a Secure Energy America (RPSEA) and is the chairman of the Petroleum Investment Committee at Stanford University.
In addition, he is a member of the Colorado Venture Capital Investment Advisory Committee. Mr. McDermott has an Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Geophysics from Stanford University.