Meet Delegate Glenn Davis
Glenn Davis began his entrepreneurial career in a one-bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, Davis started his first company, a telecommunications management firm which soon became a leading telecom business garnering many awards, including the “Rising 25” award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development.
In 2007, the Inc. 5000 included it as one of the 100 fastest growing IT companies in America.
One of Davis’ biggest accomplishments was the acquisition of Geeks On Call in 2009, a publicly-traded premier on-site computer support company with a nationwide footprint and 143 franchise territories across the United States. Davis’ company acquired the brand and assets of Geeks On Call and took it private. He then reorganized the company and launched Geeks On Call into a new market segment, professional technology support for businesses, moving away from the residential support model that the company was founded upon. With the reorganization and rebranding, Geeks On Call went from burning $40,000 a month to making a profit. Geeks On Call’s call center operations attracted an India based world leader in computer technical support who contracted with Geeks On Call to provide call center support for their US operations.
Davis has become one of Virginia’s leading entrepreneurs with his knack for evaluating business models and identifying growth opportunities. Davis has won the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Davis is a graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, and is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization of Southeast Virginia, where he is a former organization president. Davis has been asked to share his business experiences with students of the Mason School of Business at William and Mary. He has also participated in numerous entrepreneurial seminars and has been asked to provide video segments on different business topics for use in educational videos.
Dedicated Public Servant
Davis is a highly respected public servant. Davis’ public service background began in the 1990’s as a Legislative Director for two members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Davis played an active role in advocacy for various pro-business government initiatives and in 2008, the voters of Virginia Beach elected Davis to represent them on City Council, where he focused on job creation and government accountability.
Four years later, the voters of Virginia Beach rewarded Davis’ common-sense, conservative leadership, re-electing him in a landslide. Davis is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
In 2013, when the Delegate representing the 84th District retired, many citizens and community leaders urged Davis to run for the House of Delegates. He was nominated without opposition and overwhelmingly won election to the House of Delegates, where he serves on the Education and Transportation Committees and is a member of the Business Development Caucus.
Giving Back to the Community
Davis and his companies subscribe to the “double bottom line” theory, where success is measured not only by a company’s net profit, but by another bottom line measuring a company’s positive impact on the community it serves. Davis is the Chairman of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, and has been a classroom volunteer with them for over a decade teaching students financial literacy and success skills.
Glenn and his wife, Chelle, live in Virginia Beach and are both very active in community and charitable efforts throughout Hampton Roads.