Founder & Managing Director

David Barritt-Flatt

As managing director and founder of Carta Advisors, David is responsible for development and deployment of all stakeholder partnering programs. He leads engagements directly with project teams, working with facility owners, operators, designers, trade partners, vendors, and other project stakeholders to drive project success. David has managed stakeholder partnering programs on dozens of large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects for federal, state and local government, institutional, and private development clients across a range of product and market segments. 

David has 18 years of diverse experience in the construction industry that provides a strong basis for understanding different perspectives. An engineer by education, he has worked as a construction laborer, material testing technician, forensic engineer, construction claims analyst, design engineer, estimator, construction manager, and real estate developer. 

In addition, David has developed a valuable blend of strategy, planning, innovation, and facilitation skills. He spent seven years leading Clark Construction Group’s strategic planning, business planning, innovation, and research and development programs, and managed the organization’s efforts to resolve and mitigate the risk of disputes on a wide range of projects across the country. Most recently, David served as vice president of client service, leading the company’s programs to ensure stakeholder alignment, improve satisfaction, and drive trust among all stakeholders.

David received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in engineering management from Cornell University. 

In 2020, he was named to ENR's national Top 20 Under 40 list.

David has spent the last 15 years supporting DC SCORES, a non-profit dedicated to helping children in the underserved areas of Washington, DC.