The executive steps into the shoes vacated by former head of worldwide distribution and marketing Peter Adee, who announced back in April that he was stepping down.

Davies reports directly to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and President Steve Bertram and previously served as president of theatrical distribution.

He will continue to oversee all domestic theatrical distribution strategies and will work closely with Relativity’s foreign output partners. Davies most recently shepherded Limitless and is working on the upcoming Shark Night 3D, Immortals, Act Of Valor, Haywire, House At The End Of The Street, Untitled Raven Project, Untitled Snow White, UntitledFarrelly/Wessler Project and Safe Haven.

Davies arrived when Relativity acquired Overture Films’ marketing and distribution assets in 2010. Prior Overture he served as svp of the Western distribution division at Paramount Pictures and before that served as svp of distribution at DreamWorks.