After investing in oil and gas personally and corporately for more than two decades, Daniel Smith launched Energy Capital Fund (formally “Energy Capital Fund Advisors”) in 2014 as an effort to bridge the gap between Wall Street and the oil field. Today, Daniel serves as the President of Energy Capital Fund, which aims to connect accredited investors with legitimately phenomenal investment opportunities.


Since the mid-1990’s, Daniel has taken part in the deployment of roughly $.5 billion in development drilling and investments. His abilities run the full spectrum from wellsite technical expertise to private equity. Daniel has specialized engineering experience in drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and artificial lift due to his work at Sonat Exploration and XTO Energy.

Daniel played a key role in XTO Energy’s industry-leading technological revolution of hydraulic fracturing in the late 1990’s. This development has helped unlocked tremendous reserves of oil and gas in the United States. At XTO, he managed fields producing in excess of 100 million cubic feet per day.  Subsequent to XTO, Daniel Smith has worked with and personally owned various private oil and gas companies directing all aspects of oil and gas development from prospect identification, evaluation and acquisition to drilling, completion, and production.

Daniel furthered the development of his abilities by joining Iroquois Capital Opportunity Fund to evaluate, structure, and direct investment strategies in public and private transactions. Mr. Smith holds a rare combination of talents from extensive “big company” technical expertise to the soup-to-nuts business aspects of prospect evaluation, funding, structure, and development.


Regarding education, Daniel Smith holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Texas Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer by examination.