Borgman Capital taps Bartelme as MD

David Bartelme has joined Milwaukee-based private equity firm Borgman Capital as a managing director. Previously, Bartelme worked at Shell Oil‘s corporate M&A group.

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled David Bartelme’s family name.


David Bartelme is Managing Director of Borgman Capital LLC. Mr. Bartelme has over 10 years of experience leading engineering, operations and maintenance departments in the chemicals and oil/gas industries. Prior to joining Borgman Capital, Mr. Bartelme worked for Shell Oil Co. corporate M&A group where he worked on more than 50 acquisitions and divestments both domestic and international over a six year period. In addition, Mr. Bartelme conducted several portfolio strategic reviews in North and South America, conducted annual business planning, and led the economic modeling excellence team.

Mr. Bartelme grew up within a machining & fabrication business that his father owned and operated for 44 years and coached his father through his succession planning in 2017. Mr. Bartelme holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and a MBA from the University of Alberta.