COO and EVP, Engineering and Platform Operations
Ron Childress is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering and Platform Operations, with 20 years’ experience in the travel technology. Ron joined Cornerstone in 1999 and was appointed to Vice President of Operations in 2000, responsible for software development, product support, consulting services and training in addition to managing the growth of the systems infrastructure and human resources requirements with personnel additions. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2014.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Ron held roles at Comarco Systems, a provider of Information Systems, Design Engineering, and Logistics services to government and commercial customers. He managedInformation Technology projects for the company’s contracts with the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in addition to other commercial customers. Ron was the Data Processing Manager for Cook Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of healthcare devices, diagnostic and interventional products, and a leader in medical technology research.
Ron has a deep interest in public service and athletics and participates in many youth coaching opportunities from elementary school children to teenagers. Ron is also an active volunteer with his family for the Special Olympics of Indiana, serving in many leadership roles for various events such as the Summer Games and Winter Games. Ron resides in Indiana with his wife and children.