The senior management partners specialize in business development, engineering and marketing consulting for start up businesses and small to medium existing companies. Additionally, experience in marketing, sales and working with the financial industry with the goals of moving a company to the next tier of growth.

Conrad G Davis is founder and CEO of The Davisgroup with executive experience in positions of Program Management, manufacturing operations and engineering working with startup and small companies with new product introductions and redefining existing product offerings. With executive level experience in program management, operations and engineering, Mr. Davis can contribute taking a new product from concept phase through the production phase.

Mr. Davis held senior management positions in high technology companies in the area of engineering and operations for over 25 years with Honeywell, Control Data Corporation, Xerox and Fujitsu. Mr. Davis has also been involved with many small and medium size companies working in the capacity of a turn around specialist analyzing existing products, identifying mid-life opportunities and providing an improved product road map for increased revenue and protecting investment in existing products.

At Singer Business Machines, as Senior Design Engineer, wrote the Singer Terminal Operating System (STOS) managing real time POS terminals, Job data entry terminals and other terminal products. A patent was applied for the system.

Charles J Hart is co-founder of the Davisgroup and is co-founder and Chairman of DGS, Davisgroupsystems, Inc.

Mr. Hart, previously has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MediaAlive, Inc. and CEO of Micronics Computers, Inc. Before Micronics, he was a founding member of the Board of Directors and active in the launch of InsWeb Corporation, which went public in 1999. Prior to InsWeb, he spent three years in the global networking security industry with Semaphore Communications Corporation and Phaser Systems, Inc. as President and CEO. Mr. Hart has also held CEO positions with other innovative hardware and software companies, including LAN pioneer Nestar Systems, Inc. and Etak, Inc., a leader in geographic information, digital mapping and vehicle navigation systems. Mr. Hart was named to the Micro Times 50, a roster of the “fifty most influential people in the computer industry.” As an officer in the United States Air Force, he served as a Squadron Commander. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland and completed Stanford University’s AEA Executive Institute in the Graduate School of Industrial Engineering.

Fred H Young is an Executive Partner with The Davisgroup.

Mr. Young started his career as an engineer at Unisys. Did work in transaction sorting/processing systems for banks, IRS and credit card companies. Then, joined NCR to lead a mainframe virtual machine design team. A major customer of the system was Sumitomo Bank, Japan. At CDC, he developed a message switching/X25 network system for European Community countries. Then, Young was responsible for the System and Networking at Fujitsu for the North America market. The company implemented and installed large retail POS & credit system for Sears, JC Penny, Macys, etc. The company also provided banking systems for customers such as Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.

Mr. Young was a co-founder of a startup high tech company PCPI in California, Young was the VP Engineering in developing PC related products. PCPI did IPO successfully at NASDAQ within 2.5 years of its inception.

Young founded Foresyte Technologies Inc. As CEO, he was involved in developing high performance computer systems, integrated smart applications for LAN/ WAN/ wireless telecommunication/ Internet environment, VPN network, image data processing devices and software systems, data encryption/decryption devices with security management system (for banks, stock security firms, mid-large corporations, government, etc.), Internet based real-time transaction processing system, and 802.11 WiFi devices. Its customers, just to name few, included National Semiconductors, Intel, Motorola, Avery-Dennison, Netstar/DSC, Semaphore Communications, HP, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Ricoh, Epson, and Minolta.

Philip J Owen – Managing Director of International Operations.
Mr. Owen is based in London and is responsible for market development primarily in the international markets outside the Americas. He has held leadership executive positions in over 10 high growth companies in Europe, mostly with parents located in the USA during the past 20 years. His areas of responsibility include implementation of third party funding, IPOs, corporate strategy, and building rapid and profitable growth for many startup companies through the creation of new markets and product development alliances. His business sector expertise is in Information Systems, Internet applications and communications including satellite and wireless networks for the aerospace industry, and includes operations in North America, Western and Central Europe, China and the Middle East.

Results driven consultants with an outstanding record of delivering complex technology and systems integration projects on time and within budget. Proactive, works closely with senior management, business clients and technology personnel during the design, configuration, application and training stages.

Recognized as experts in full cycle project planning and implementation. Strong verbal skills and business acumen with the ability to solve difficult technical and managerial issues and deliver profitable solutions. Considerable experience with the Venture Capital community.

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