University of Southern California

William "Bill" Davidson, Jr.
General Partner
Frost Data Capital

Bill Davidson is General Partner at Frost Data Capital, a combined incubator and venture capital firm. Frost Data Capital has a unique approach, designed specifically to capture the enormous value that is being created as the Big Data revolution unfolds. Frost Data Capital has built and ecosystem on innovative start-ups, with deep expertise in big data, entrepreneurialism, advanced technology, analytics, and the Industrial Internet.

Previously, Davidson was senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, leading the Human Resources, IT, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Government Relations, Risk Management, Sustainability and Real Estate organizations. In that role, he was responsible for aligning global processes, systems and day-to-day operating focus across the CAO teams. He also ensured the consistent policies, practices and internal controls necessary to enable effective execution and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Davidson has more than 25 years of experience in leading technical sales, marketing and general management roles in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries. Prior to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he served in a dual role as senior vice president, strategy and operations and senior vice president, investor relations at Qualcomm, Inc. In these roles, Davidson oversaw reporting and operations, executed on strategic global business initiatives, and served as the primary liaison with the investment community and Qualcomm shareholders.

Davidson also spent 13 years at Bell Atlantic where he gained substantial experience in the wireline business at New Jersey Bell, as well as serving as vice president of wireless data sales and marketing for Bell Atlantic Mobile. Davidson also served as vice president of commercial sales operations for GE Capital's telecommunications financial services division.