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Boingo Wireless adds former Comcast, Fandango exec to board

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 8:25am
CED staff

Citing his Internet sales and e-commerce expertise, Wi-Fi vendor Boingo Wireless announced this morning that former Fandango CEO and Comcast executive Chuck Davis was elected to its board of directors.

Davis was CEO of Fandango, which is a website for movie information, showtimes and tickets that was sold to Comcast in 2007.

After the sale, Davis served as an executive vice president of Comcast Interactive Media until June. He is currently a consultant to Comcast.

"Chuck's experience and success in the Internet e-commerce space, as well as his track record with industry-leading organizations, will be valuable in helping us continue to grow Boingo and capitalize on our market leadership position," said David Hagan, president and CEO of Boingo. "On behalf of the board of directors and senior management team, we look forward to working alongside Chuck during this exciting time in Boingo's history."

Davis was previously president and chief executive officer of Shopzilla through its $525 million 2005 sale to E.W. Scripps Co.

In addition to general board proceedings, Davis will also serve on the audit committee, replacing Paul Hsiao, who has resigned from the committee. Davis' initial term expires at Boingo's 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.

"I've long admired Boingo's first-mover status in the Wi-Fi industry and recognize that they are well positioned to capitalize on the exponential growth in wireless data consumption," said Davis. "I look forward to leveraging my retail background and experience in support of the company's consumer initiatives."

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