Donn Davis

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Donn Davis

Donn Davis co-leads Revolution Growth and co-founded Revolution LLC with Steve Case in 2005.

Donn brings unique expertise and perspective to helping build companies having served in diverse leadership roles in both large and small companies over two decades, including as CEO, division president, senior strategist, lead deal-maker, and venture investor.

From 2004 to 2007, Donn served as CEO of Exclusive Resorts, scaling the company to the acclaimed market leader with 40 world-wide destinations and $1 billion of real estate assets. His passion and vision for the customer experience is reflected throughout from designing the resort residences to perfecting the personalized service to establishing the luxury brand.

From 1998 to 2003, Donn was a senior executive at America Online and AOL Time Warner, including as COO and President of the AOL Interactive Properties Group, where he built and led a portfolio of internet businesses that pioneered many digital products and services that are now part of consumers everyday lives and reached a then-unheard of 100 million online users.

From 1992 to 1998, Donn served in senior roles at Tribune Company. He was the founder and President of Tribune Ventures, one of the first and most successful corporate venture capital groups. At 29 years old, he was named Counsel for the beloved Chicago Cubs, making him the youngest team attorney in Major League Baseball negotiating player contracts.

Donn started his career as an Associate at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, focusing on media and technology transactions. He received his B.S. in Finance from Miami University (Ohio) in 1985 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1988. He has served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater where the course he created titled “Real Business” is now in its ninth year.

Donn serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies Everyday Health and Echo360. He lives with his wife of twenty years Sharon and three children in Northern Virginia.