Guest Faculty

Alan Davis

PhD, Computer Science, Co-founder and CEO of Offtoa, Inc.

Alan M. Davis was trained as a computer scientist (PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), but much of his career has been devoted to business leadership. He has spent roughly half his career in industry and half in academe. His industrial experience includes:

  • Co-founder and CEO of Offtoa, Inc., an internet company that assists entrepreneurs in crafting their business strategies to optimize financial return for themselves and their investors [2012-present].

  • President and CEO of [name withheld], an internet company that enables consumers to donate a percent of their online purchases to their favorite charity – at no cost to them [2010-2011].

  • Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Omni-Vista, Inc., a software company in Colorado Springs [1998-2002].

  • His academic experience includes:

  • University of Colorado Executive MBA Program, Denver (Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business; formerly Academic Chair) [2006-present].

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Professor of Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship; formerly Professor of Information Systems; formerly El Pomar Professor of Software Engineering) [1991-2015].

  • He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Davis has published 100+ articles in journals, conferences and trade press, and lectured 2,000+ times in 28 countries. He is the author of 6 books.