Mark J. Davis is an operations and finance executive with more than 20 years of business experience. After starting his career in finance with a Fortune 500 consumer products company, he joined magazine publisher TVSM, Inc., as director of finance, later leading the company’s digital initiatives and pioneering online television listings. Following TVSM’s acquisition by News Corp., Mark joined Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. where as director of new business development he identified new opportunities and businesses to grow audience reach and revenue and had operational responsibility for three subsidiaries.
As the vice president of business development for Economy.com, Inc., he led the launch of one of the earliest subscription web sites, the Internet delivery of economic data and forecasts, and the development of partnership, joint venture and sales relationships. After Economy.com, Mark joined CSS Industries as director of planning, where he led corporate financial planning for the publicly traded consumer products company. At The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mark was vice president of strategy and interactive media and the senior executive in charge of the company’s digital and mobile businesses.
Prior to joining Infocore, Mark was the chief operating officer of The Wrap News, Inc., partnering with the founder to build the venture-funded startup into the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media.
Mark has been a strategic advisor to start-up and early stage companies as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at CONNECT, San Diego’s innovation accelerator. He has advised social media, digital media, mobile platform and integrated marketing companies. Mark has also spoken on the challenges and opportunities facing the digital content business at industry and academic conferences and contributed a chapter on the flow of information to the e-Voter Institute book, About Face: The Dramatic Impact of the Internet on Politics and Advocacy.