Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis

Interim COO | CEO and Board Advisor | Startup Mentor & Coach | Business Development & Sales Channel Expert | Speaker

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Management Consulting

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Stephen Davis's Overview

Current
  • Strategic Advisor & Mentor at Green Door Labs
  • Strategic Advisor at Casa Couture
  • Strategic Advisory Board Member at New Atlantic Technology Group
Past
  • Mentor at JumpOff Campus
  • Strategic Advisory Board Member at Sampling Technologies, Inc.
  • Chief Operating Officer, VP Business Development at Living Expositions
  • CEO at Medvance Solutions
  • C.O.O., VP Sales and Marketing at eStorit.com
  • Executive Board of Directors at WPI Venture Forum
  • President at Davis Management Group
  • VP Marketing and Sales at Qualogy
  • Director Strategic Planning at Qualogy
  • VP, Marketing & Sales at Ventana Technologies
  • Director of Marketing at Corvus Systems
  • Product Marketing Manager at Atari
  • Product Marketing Engineer at IBM
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Stephen Davis' Summary

Stephen Davis, Principal and Founder of The CXO Advisory Group provides interim COO and VP Sales and Marketing services focused on improving the performance and profitability of emerging and established companies. Steve has worked with companies in North America, Europe and Asia to assist them in establishing US market operations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, business development and sales management. He has assisted clients with due diligence and preparation for venture financing.

Steve has more than 30 years experience as a senior executive, including COO and CMO with P&L responsibility in the computer, software, consumer electronics and Internet industries. Steve has successfully built, managed, and restructured numerous sales and marketing organizations. He has successfully developed new markets and has introduced over 300 new products into various industries.

Steve is an industry pioneer whose visionary marketing and sales strategies were instrumental in two of the PC industry milestone products. Among his many successes he was responsible for introducing ATARI's home computer and Corvus OMNINET, the PC industry's first local area network.

In 1989, Steve founded the Davis Management Group, a company whose proprietary sales management and marketing methodology promoted growth in client's revenue and profitability. He is an executive strategist and problem solver who conceives, plans and implements new business practices to produce measurable improvements in market position, revenues and profits. Previously, Steve spent 15 years in senior level positions at major corporations including Qualogy, Corvus Systems, Atari, IBM and GE.

Steve is active with many groups that support entrepreneurs. He is a frequent speaker and prolific writer on marketing and sales topics. Davis has given speeches at some of the leading business and technology forums and his articles have appeared in a variety of engineering and IT business publications.

Specialties

► B2B & B2C Sales Development
► B2B Social Media
► Business Coach
► Global Entrepreneurship
► Global Go-to-Market
► Interim Corporate Officer
► International Market Development
► New Business Development
► New Market Planning
► Raising Venture Capital
► Sales Channel Management
► Sales Strategy
► Senior Advisory and Board of Director roles
► Speaker & Trainer
► Strategic Advisor & Mentor
► Strategic Marketing
► Strategic Planning

Stephen Davis' Experience

Managing Director

CXO Advisory Group

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

January 1999Present (15 years 9 months) Greater Boston Area

The CXO Advisory Group - providing interim COO and VP Sales and Marketing services – works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers who want to accelerate their revenue growth to the next level in rapidly changing environments. The company helps its clients improve business development, gain sales traction and build a profitable, scalable and efficient business with less stress and more predictability.

Whether you’re looking for guidance in strategic planning, business development, or revenue enhancement The CXO Advisory Group can help you generate immediate results, maximize ROI and help insure long-term profitable growth.

Our clients include:
► Investment funds looking for specialized industry/operations knowledge or interim
management for their portfolio companies.
► Boards of directors looking to diagnose under-performing businesses and implement
a plan for improvement.
► Corporate (CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Divisional GMs) requiring assistance to improve
operational performance and marketing/sales effectiveness.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months) Greater Boston Area

I provide hands-on mentoring in operations, sales and marketing to founding CEOs in the MassChallenge Accelerator Program across a variety of industries.

Mentor

Seedcamp

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Greater Boston Area

Seedcamp is a program created to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 400 mentors from a top-tier network of company builders.

Strategic Advisor & Mentor

Green Door Labs

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Greater Boston Area

Green Door Labs works with organizations to increase engagement and make an ordinary project something special. They work with world-renowned organizations to bring stories, art, science, and history to life! with mobile games, gamification and interaction design.

Strategic Advisor

Casa Couture

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

July 2011Present (3 years 3 months) Greater Boston Area

Casa Couture’s patented 4-way-release shoe construction is designed to expand in length and width to accommodate painful foot swelling most pregnant women experience throughout the day. Each shoe is strategically designed with memory-foam cushioning and necessary arch support while radiating high-fashion elegance that can take you from the boardroom to the playground.

Strategic Advisory Board Member

New Atlantic Technology Group

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months) Greater Boston Area

New Atlantic Technology Group, LLC is a boutique, information technology-enabling company that specializes in delivering complex business software solutions and services for customers in the healthcare, biomedical, biotechnology, life-sciences, and financial services sectors.

July 2011February 2012 (8 months) Greater Boston Area

Mentor

KangoGift

July 2011February 2012 (8 months) Greater Boston Area

Mentor

Fetch Storage

July 2011February 2012 (8 months) Greater Boston Area

Mentor

JumpOff Campus

July 2011February 2012 (8 months)

Strategic Advisory Board Member

Sampling Technologies, Inc.

May 2009June 2010 (1 year 2 months) Halifax, Canada Area

Chief Operating Officer, VP Business Development

Living Expositions

December 2007July 2008 (8 months) Greater Boston Area

CEO

Medvance Solutions

20032005 (2 years)

C.O.O., VP Sales and Marketing

eStorit.com

September 1998December 2000 (2 years 4 months) Greater Boston Area

Executive Board of Directors

WPI Venture Forum

19962000 (4 years) Greater Boston Area

President

Davis Management Group

19891999 (10 years)

VP Marketing and Sales

Qualogy

August 1986April 1988 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Director Strategic Planning

Qualogy

19851986 (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area

VP, Marketing & Sales

Ventana Technologies

January 1984August 1985 (1 year 8 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Director of Marketing

Corvus Systems

19811984 (3 years) San Francisco Bay Area

Product Marketing Manager

Atari

19791981 (2 years) San Francisco Bay Area

Product Marketing Engineer

IBM

19741978 (4 years) Greater New York City Area

Stephen Davis' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Stephen Davis' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • MassChallenge
      • IDEA: Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator
      • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
      • Venture Café
      • Seedcamp
      • swissnex Boston
      • Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center(ATMC)

Stephen Davis' Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Development
  2. Sales Channel Development
  3. Business Strategy
  4. Start-up consulting
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Strategic Partnerships
  7. Strategic Business Consulting
  8. Revenue Improvement
  9. International Sales Development
  10. International Sales & Marketing
  11. Professional Speaker
  12. Conference Speaker
  13. Corporate Trainer
  14. Social Networking
  15. Social Media Marketing
  16. Social Selling
  17. B2B Marketing
  18. B2B Business Development
  19. Consumer Electronics Sales
  20. New Business Development
  21. Sales Pipeline Management
  22. Growing Revenue
  23. Increasing Profitability
  24. Sales Management
  25. Channel Management
  26. Partner Acquisition
  27. Partner Marketing
  28. Start-ups
  29. Turnarounds
  30. Early Stage
  31. Growth Companies
  32. Profitable Growth
  33. Strategic Review
  34. Global Expansion
  35. Strategic Partners
  36. Launch Of New Products
  37. Plan Execution
  38. International Growth
  39. Business Launch
  40. Advisory Boards
  41. Marketing Strategy
  42. Executive Management
  43. B2B
  44. Sales
  45. Entrepreneurship
  46. Venture Capital
  47. Business Coaching
  48. Mentoring
  49. B2C marketing
  50. Enterprise Technology Sales

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Stephen Davis' Education

Syracuse University

MBA, Marketing & International Business

19781979

Syracuse University

MS, Computer Engineering

19751977

Syracuse University

BS, Computer Engineering

19701974

Stephen Davis' Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Interim Corporate Executive Opportunities, Troubleshooting Marketing Sales and Business Development Problems, Aligning Sales & Marketing to Enhance Revenue and Profitability, Assisting in Developing Strategic and Market Entry Planning, Applying Social Networking to Business Development Activities, Applying Social Media to Enhance Marketing and Sales, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Developing and Managing Sales Channels in the USA, Public Speaker Panel Moderator or Panelist, Training in Business Development, Entrepreneurial and Business Coaching

Groups and Associations:

Red Herring, WPI Venture Forum, MIT Enterprise Forum, Technology Capital Network,sdforum, ICCUSA, New England Canadian Business Council, LinkedInterims - Founder Member

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