CEO, Fandango, Inc.
Chuck Davis is the CEO of Fandango, Inc, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of Comcast Interactive Media. One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Since Comcast acquired Fandango in May, 2007, Davis has overseen the 2008 acquisitions of Movies.com and DailyCandy, both of which are under his supervision.
Previous to joining Fandango, Davis led Shopzilla, Inc., formerly BizRate.com, from its infancy to its status as the largest, most profitable and fastest-growing comparison shopping site online. Davis served as Shopzilla's president and chief executive officer from 1999 (when the company was in its pre-revenue stage) to June 2005 (when it was acquired by the E.W. Scripps Company for $569 million). Under Davis' leadership, Shopzilla was one of the first companies to spearhead a search engine cost-per-click model, transforming the way retailers market their products online.
Prior to joining Shopzilla, Davis was president, e-Commerce for The Walt Disney Company's Internet Group where he launched profitable merchant and travel businesses including Disneystore.com and Disneyvacations.com. Davis also managed all Disney Internet advertising sales, marketing, and online subscription initiatives from 1996-1998.
Davis' move to e-commerce was a natural evolution from his previous direct marketing and publishing experience at News Corporation's TV Guide. As senior vice president, Marketing, Davis directed the consumer marketing and circulation groups for America's then-largest magazine and was the last executive to increase the subscription circulation. While at News Corp, he also launched The Weekly Standard magazine and oversaw the Murdoch Magazines' Distribution Division, which distributed more than 60 client titles to retail distributors.
Previous to News Corp, Davis worked at Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated from 1986-1991 and earlier at Life and Time Magazines in marketing, circulation, and financial roles.
Davis earned his BA from Brown University and MBA from Harvard University. He serves as a Director on several boards, including Shop.org, The Teaching Company, and is the Chairman of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Los Angeles Chapter. Davis is also a trustee of the Corporation at Brown University. Previously he was elected to serve on the board of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, and served as a director to Business.com up to its 2007 sale to R.H. Donnelley. In 2004 he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Los Angeles.