Nicole Toomey Davis is the former President, CEO and co-founder of DoBox, Inc. the leading provider of residential gateway software and parental control solutions for the broadband gateway industry. Ms. Davis launched DoBox to deliver simple, safe networking that supports the unique needs, technical abilities, and lifestyles of home users and led the company to a successful acquisition by Netopia, Inc., subsequently acquired by Motorola. Ms. Davis was recruited to the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development where she served for 6 years as the Director of Utah's Centers of Excellence Program (now Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program). This program fostered the commercialization of technologies developed at Utah's colleges and universities and included both grant funding and mentoring programs. She is often called on to share her experience as an entrepreneur with the emerging generation of entrepreneurs.
Ms. Davis has served on many community boards, including serving as an officer of the MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) and serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Utah Technology Council for six years. She has also served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Women Tech Council and as the co-chair of UTC’s Emerging Executive Peer to Peer forum. Nicole was a leader in the 2003 industry drive for adoption of the Utah Venture Capital Enhancement Act, which created Utah's Fund of Funds, designed to increase the available supply of Venture Capital for Utah companies. Ms. Davis enjoys working with new ventures and serving as an adviser to emerging companies.
Nicole is well regarded by her peers and leaders in the community. In January, 2013, Nicole was honored to receive Utah's Governor's Medal in Science and Technology for her service to the entrepreneurial community. She was selected by her peers as a member of the vSpring v|100, Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs in Utah 7 times until the program was discontinued, including 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. She was profiled in the April 2010 issue of Utah Business revisiting Women to Watch alumni. In 2009 she was awarded the Community Builder award by the Women Tech Council and was profiled in Utah CEO Magazine the same year. In 2007, Ms. Davis was named by Connect Magazine as one of the 25 most influential business leaders in Utah, as ranked by Connect’s readers. She shares insights on entrepreneurship from her experience and the experience of other entrepreneurs and publishes them on VentureWrench.com. Utah Business named Ms. Davis to their "40 under 40" list of Utah's Rising Stars in their February 2006 issue. In 2001 Nicole was named one of Utah Business's INNOVATORS - 30 Women to Watch.
Prior to DoBox, Nicole accumulated over a decade of international marketing, strategy, and sales experience in the networking industry, focusing on wired and wireless local and wide area communications, network management and security, mobile management, and home networking. Nicole was instrumental in the growth of mobile communications during her tenure at Megahertz, later acquired by U.S.Robotics and then 3Com Corporation, with key positions in marketing, business development, and strategic development, helping to grow the business from $100 million to $800 million. Ms. Davis holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a published author, with both textbook contributions and press articles to her credit.
Nicole Toomey Davis, President and CEO
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