David Reid

Executive Director of Baylor Angel Network - Entrepreneurship
Lecturer Part-Time - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4785
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-8011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 210.41

Office Hours

By appointment

Educational Background

  • JD - Law, University Of Arizona
  • BS - Business Administration, Univ Nevada Las Vegas

Work Experience

  • Executive Director, Baylor Angel Network (November 1, 2014 - Present)
  • Attorney and Founder, David Reid Law, PLLC (March 1, 2012 - Present)
  • General Counsel, Ideal Impact, Inc. (August 2011 - May 2012)
  • Chief Legal Officer, H.D. Vest Management and Services, LLC (June 2004 - May 2011)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity (April 2003 - June 2004)
  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Development, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity (May 2002 - April 2003)
  • Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity (March 2000 - May 2002)
  • Attorney and Senior Attorney, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity (February 1999 - March 2000)
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Lobo Inc. (February 1998 - February 1999)
  • Corporate and Securities Attorney, Snell & Wilmer LLP (September 1995 - February 1998)

Awards and Honors

  • Order of the Coif, University of Arizona College of Law (May 1995)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law, Supreme Court of Texas (2002 - Present)
  • Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court (1995 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Waco McLennan County Bar Association (2014 - Present)
  • State Bar of Texas (2002 - Present)
  • State Bar of Arizona (1995 - Present)


David Reid, JD, serves as the Executive Director of the Baylor Angel Network within Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Before coming to Baylor, he worked in industry as a business lawyer and corporate executive for both public and private companies across all stages of the business life cycle, with particular interest in mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, securities practice including initial public offerings and private placements, joint ventures, complex investment and venture capital transactions, and long-term multi-party technology deals. David has served on numerous Boards of Directors around the world, including companies operating throughout Europe and Asia. He served as the first attorney dedicated to supporting Travelocity in its early days, and played a key role in Travelocity’s rapid growth, international development, domestic and international acquisitions and investment transactions, successful public event, and strategic going-private transaction.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Dissenters' Rights: An Analysis Exposing the Judicial Myth of Awarding Only Simple Interest, Arizona Law Review," Vol. 36, No. 2, (1994).

Presentations and Proceedings

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Angel Funding," presented at the Temple Health & Bioscience District MedTech Conference - Growing Your Startup from the Ground Up, Temple, Texas, May 2018.

"The Road To Commercialization," presented at the Temple Health & Bioscience District Symposium, Temple, Texas, May 2017.

"Panel Moderator - Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence and Regional Economy," presented at the 2017 Economic Forecast, Austin, Texas, October 2016.

"Angel Networks," presented at the UT Dallas Commercialization Bootcamp, Dallas, Texas, December 2015.

"University-Affiliated Angel Networks," presented at the Angel Capital Association's Insights Exchange Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2015.

"The Southwest Ecosystem: Texas Overview," presented at the Angel Capital Association Southwest Regional Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October 2015.

"Investor Panel," presented at the City of Austin Funding Forum, Austin, Texas, September 2015.

"Innovation, Engagement and Impact in Academic Programs," presented at the Council of Texas Business Deans Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas, August 2015.
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