Wade Davis is Chief Executive Officer of TelevisaUnivision, Inc., the world’s leading Spanish-language media and content company. TelevisaUnivision owns the largest library of content in Spanish and industry-leading production capabilities that power its multi-media platforms, which include TV, streaming, digital and audio offerings. The company’s television portfolio includes the top-rated broadcast networks Univision and UniMás in the U.S. and Las Estrellas and Canal 5 in Mexico. TelevisaUnivision is home to 36 Spanish-language cable networks, including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. and Mexico. TelevisaUnivision also owns and manages 59 local television stations across the U.S. and four broadcast channels in Mexico affiliated with 222 television stations, Videocine and Pantelion movie studios, and Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, which encompasses 40 owned or operated U.S. radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. TelevisaUnivision is home to the global streaming service ViX, which hosts over 50,000 hours of high-quality, original Spanish-language programming from distinguished producers and top talent. The company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, Univision NOW, and several top-rated digital apps.
Davis has served as a media industry leader for over 25 years, including founding ForgeLight in 2019 to build, acquire and operate companies in the Media and Consumer Technology sectors. His experience includes serving as a C-Suite Fortune 100 operator, board director, investment banker and entrepreneur.
Prior to founding ForgeLight, Davis served as EVP & CFO for Viacom, where he played a key role in driving a turnaround of the business. In this role, he delivered total company growth across revenue, operating income, and earnings per share. Davis achieved these results by creating several strategic operational improvements, implementing an organizational redesign, leading cost transformation initiatives, and directing the operational oversight of key growth segments. The success of this turnaround paved the way for the merger of Viacom and CBS to create ViacomCBS.
Prior to Viacom, Davis co-founded and served as EVP of Operations for America’s Choice, Inc., where he acquired research and associated IP to build a for-profit K-12 school performance improvement solutions business, which was then sold to Pearson. He also founded AdvancePath Academics, a technology-based provider of dropout recovery and alternative education solutions. AdvancePath was successfully sold to Graduation Alliance. Earlier in his career, Davis spent nearly a decade as an M&A advisor at Wasserstein Perella and Lazard.
Davis serves on the Boards of TelevisaUnivision, Netspend, and Bank of London. Previously, Davis’ board service has included Cengage Learning, Roku, and Viacom18 India. Davis is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard.
Davis earned a dual BA degree, with honors, in Economics & Philosophy from Williams College.