As Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives for TEDCO, Mr. Davis’ team developed and managed programs for supporting start-ups in Maryland and served as the liaison with technology incubators statewide. Programs like Loaned Executives, Gateway Executives, Executive Roundtables and mdPACE were launched during Mr. Davis’ tenure. As part of the seed investment team, he led investments in promising Maryland-based start-ups (identified candidates, built relationships, prepared for presentation to team, conducted due diligence, and executed investment decisions).
Prior to joining TEDCO Mr. Davis was VP of Operations at the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) incubator where he provided business consulting services to early-stage technology and biotechnology companies directly, and via a combination of in-house staff, a volunteer network and grant-funded third-party providers, while managing client recruitment, marketing, budgeting and planning. During his tenure, lean start-up acceleration and co-working options were added to ETC’s traditional incubation model.
Mr. Davis also has 30+ years of private sector public company experience in roles ranging from engineering to business development to new product launch to P&L management – all in both domestic and international settings. He holds a BSME from Lafayette College and an MBA from the University of Maryland.