Mr. Hoyt Davidson is the founder and Managing Partner of Near Earth LLC. His investment banking career began in 1987 as an associate and one of roughly 100 bankers at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He was part of the phenomenal growth and success of DLJ to over 1,200 bankers by the time of its acquisition by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000. At DLJ, Hoyt Davidson was a co-founder and one of two Managing Directors of the firm’s Space Finance Group, Wall Street’s first dedicated industry coverage group for the satellite industry. This group raised over $25 billion for satellite related entities and held a number one market share for several years.
Prior to investment banking, Hoyt Davidson was a Senior Research Engineer in the Space Systems Division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. At LMSC, Mr. Davidson focused on systems engineering, bids and proposals to win government contracts, and acted as a team leader and subcontract manager on a major advanced program where he held a TS/SCI clearance. He left Lockheed to get his MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Mr. Davidson also earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from MIT.
Mr. Davidson currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Lynk Global, Cislunar Industries, Nexteon Technologies, and Mundi Primum, and was on the Board of Directors of Nanoracks (XO Markets Holdings) prior to its acquisition. In addition to his corporate activities, Mr. Davidson is also a member of the Board of the Space Foundation, where he serves on the Finance Committee and was the Treasurer from 2017-2021. He is also the current Executive Vice President of the National Space Society where he oversees space policy, international activities and technical roadmap generation, and an Advisory Board member of Beyond Earth