Donn Davis

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Donn Davis

Donn Davis

Managing Partner, Revolution Growth

Donn Davis is a Founder and Partner of Revolution Growth. Donn co-founded Revolution LLC with Steve Case in 2005.

Prior to joining Revolution, Donn was CEO at Exclusive Resorts, where he was responsible for building the company from a start-up to the acclaimed market leader, scaling the company to $1 billion of owned luxury residences and hospitality operations in 40 world-wide destinations. 

During the formative period of the consumer Internet, Donn was a senior executive at America Online, where he served on the company-wide operating committee and was responsible for leading the AOL Interactive Properties Group as COO and then President. 

From 1992 to 1998, Donn served in senior roles at Tribune Company. He was founder and President of Tribune Ventures, one of the first and most successful strategic 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, specializing in media, sports, and technology transactions. 

Donn was born and raised in Cincinnati and received his BS in Finance from Miami University of Ohio and JD from the University of Michigan Law School.  He created the long-running undergraduate course “Real Business” and has served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater.