John S Davis - General Counsel

Mr. Davis has over 25 years of legal experience, both as in-house counsel and in private practice. He has served in a senior leadership position for a number of public and private companies in diverse industries. His experience covers a broad range of corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, finance, real estate, intellectual property, employment law, commercial contracts and litigation management.

Prior to joining SRS Distribution Inc., Mr. Davis served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Broadview Security, Inc. (formerly Brinks Home Security, Inc.). Broadview was acquired by Tyco International in 2010. After joining Tyco, Mr. Davis served as interim General Counsel for another Tyco subsidiary, Tyco Electrical and Metal Products, until the sale of that business to a private equity firm in 2011.

Mr. Davis has also been General Counsel for several other public companies, including Carreker Corporation, a software and consulting firm; Dave & Buster’s, Inc., a restaurant and entertainment business, and Cameron Ashley Building Products Inc., a building products distributor. Each of these companies was acquired or taken private, and Mr. Davis served a key leadership role in facilitating the transactions.

In private practice, Mr. Davis represented Shelter Distribution, Inc., where he worked closely with other members of the SRS management team until the sale of Shelter to Beacon Roofing Supply in 2005.

Early in his in-house career, Mr. Davis served as counsel for Electronic Data Systems Corporation, where he specialized in mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and international transactions. Prior to joining EDS, he practiced as a corporate and securities attorney with law firms based in Dallas, TX.

John received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.