Hoyt Davidson is the founder and Managing Partner of Near Earth LLC. Previously he was a Managing Director in the Telecomm Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Davidson’s investment banking career began in 1987 as an associate and one of only approximately 100 bankers at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He was part of the phenomenal growth and success of DLJ to over 1,000 bankers by the time of its acquisition by CSFB in 2000. At DLJ, Davidson was a co-founder of the firm’s Space Finance Group, Wall Street’s first dedicated industry coverage group for the satellite industry. He was one of two Managing Directors of the Space Finance Group. The group raised over billion for satellite related entities and held a number one market share for several years. Prior to investment banking, Davidson was a Senior Research Engineer in the Space Systems Division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.