J. Davis, president and chief executive officer of Lycos,
Inc., was the company's first employee in June 1995.
Since that time Davis has transformed Lycos from an
Internet search engine to one of the most powerful Internet
hubs and media companies worldwide. In less than four
years, Davis has led Lycos from a company with $2 million
in venture capital to a multi-billion dollar business.
Under his leadership, Lycos jumped from the fastest
IPO in Nasdaq history, a mere nine months from inception
to offering, to an esteemed member of the Nasdaq 100.
a string of strategic partnerships and investments along with
eight major acquisitions, Davis has led Lycos in developing
the Lycos Network, a pioneering Web media model that delivers
mass reach and diversity of audience and programming. This
community-based, integrated network of complementary Web sites
and entities includes three top 10 Web sites and is one of
the most visited hubs on the Internet being used by one out
of every two Web users each month.
holds a bachelor's of science degree, summa cum laude, from
Northeastern University and an MBA, with high distinction,
from Babson College. He also recently received an honorary
Doctor of Commercial Science's from Bentley College in May
of 1999. In addition to Lycos, he serves on the Board of Directors
of Boston College HS, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,
The Massachusetts Interactive Media Council and Maverick Online.
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