Global Eagle Entertainment
United States of America
Dave Davis is Global Eagle Entertainment's Chief Executive Officer and previously had served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Davis brings over 20 years of financial and business management experience in the airline and other industries to Global Eagle. Prior to joining Global Eagle, Davis spent nearly 3 1/2 years in private equity, first as Senior Managing Director of Perseus LLC, then as Partner and Co-Founder of Bearpath Capital LLC. Davis spent a total of nearly nine years at Northwest Airlines, eventually being appointed EVP and Chief Financial Officer. After playing a leading role in Northwest's merger with Delta Air Lines in 2008, Davis left the merged company. Davis also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Kraton Polymers and US Airways. An engineer by training, Mr. Davis worked early in his career for Rockwell International and BF Goodrich Aerospace. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.