The President's Leadership Council

Nate Davis


Nate Davis

Nate Davis, retired executive chairman and CEO of the board of directors of Stride, is a seasoned leader of transformational technologies which he applied in telecommunications, media, education, and software application companies. He has a record of improving operations, launching innovative new products and strengthening relationships with legislative and regulatory authorities.

Mr. Davis joined the Stride (formerly K12, Inc.) board of directors in 2009, was named chairman of the board in June 2012, assumed the role of executive chairman in January 2013, and was named chairman and chief executive officer in January 2014.  He returned as executive chairman in February 2016, where he is focused on public policy, strategy and acquisitions, and public relations, as well as on working closely with schools and their boards.

Prior to Stride, Mr. Davis was managing director of RANND Advisory Group, a consulting group advising venture capital, media, and technology-based firms. He previously served as chief executive officer and president of XM Satellite Radio and was a member of the company's board of directors, where he strengthened operations and financial performance and led the company through its merger with Sirius Satellite Radio.

From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Davis was president and chief operating officer, and board member of XO Communications Inc. Mr. Davis has also held senior executive positions at Nextel Communications, MCI Telecommunications, and was founder of MCI Metro, a MCI subsidiary.

Mr. Davis also currently serves on the board of directors for Unisys, Mutual of America Capital Management, and the board of trustees for RLJ Lodging Trust.

Mr. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in engineering computer science from the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.