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Alison Davis

Alison Davis

Former CFO/Strategy of BGI (Blackrock). Board Director of Fiserv and RBS. Alison Davis is co-founder of Fifth Era ( She is an experienced corporate executive, public company board director, an active investor in growth companies and a bestselling author on the topics of technology and innovation. Alison is currently a non-executive director of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where she chairs the Technology and Innovation Committee, Fiserv (FISV), and Ooma (OOMA) where she chairs the Audit Committee, and she is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for BlockChain Capital. She is a former director of City National Bank (CYC), Diamond Foods (DMND), First Data Corporation (FDC), Unisys (UIS), Xoom (XOOM), and was the Chairman of LECG (XPRT) until its sale in 2011. Alison is the co-author of two bestselling books “Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era”, and “Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era". Alison was the Chief Financial Officer of Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock), the world’s largest institutional investment firm with more than $1.5 trillion of assets under management. Earlier in her career, Alison spent 14 years as an advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney where she led the global Financial Services Practice. Alison is active in the community supporting non-profits and social enterprises as a board director, fundraiser and volunteer. She has been frequently named a “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times.

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