Alison Davis is an Advisor to Keiretsu Capital and is a global strategist, finance professional and governance expert with deep expertise in the financial services sector. Her career has spanned being a global strategy consultant, a professional services firm leader, a corporate operating executive, a private equity GP, and taking on public company board chair and director roles.
Alison is an experienced public and private company board director. She is currently a director of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Fiserv (FSIV), Unisys (UIS), Diamond Foods (DMND), and Ooma. She is a former director of First Data Corporation (FDC), the $30 billion global payments company, was the Chairman of LECG (XPRT) until its sale in 2011, and was a director of Xoom (XOOM) until 2014. She has chaired audit, compensation and governance committees. Alison is a frequent speaker and panelist on corporate governance.
Alison is one of the few women to have headed a major private equity firm as the Managing Partner of Belvedere Capital. As a leading investor in US banking and financial services, Belvedere was one of a select group of private equity firms authorized by US banking regulators to acquire control stakes in US banks and thrifts. While at Belvedere, Alison invested in banks throughout the US and founded successful de novo banks in California, Texas and Florida.
Prior to Belvedere, Ms. Davis was the Chief Financial Officer of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) - the largest institutional investment firm in the world with over $1.5 trillion of assets under management. Whilst at BGI, Alison drove a 10 fold increase in profits and company valuation. Earlier in her career, Alison spent 14 years as a strategy consultant and advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney where she built and led the Global Financial Services Practice to be one of the largest and most respected in the world.
Ms. Davis was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ms. Davis received a BA Honors and an MA degree in Economics from Cambridge University in England, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after completing the first year MBA program at Harvard Business School.
Alison lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and 5 children.