Donn Davis

Managing Partner, Revolution Growth


Donn Davis is Managing Partner of Revolution Growth and he co-founded Revolution with Steve Case in 2005.

From 2004 to 2007, Donn was CEO of Exclusive Resorts, where he scaled it from a start-up to $1 billion of luxury residences in 50 worldwide destinations, establishing one of the first successful brands of the “sharing economy.”

From 1998 to 2003, Donn was a senior executive at America Online, where he led the Interactive Properties Group first as COO and then President as well as served on the company-wide operating committee.

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.

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