Industry Veteran Mari Hendricks Appointed as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Cornerstone Information Systems

BLOOMINGTON, IN (March 30, 2016)  Cornerstone Information Systems (CIS), a leading provider of innovative technology for travel companies, has named industry veteran Mari Hendricks as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Adding considerable depth to the leadership team, Ms. Hendricks will oversee strategic partnerships, channel management, and global strategic customers to support the rapid expansion of Cornerstone’s operations as the company scales to meet increasing demand for its solutions.

Mat Orrego, CEO of Cornerstone, said, “Mari has a long history of helping catapult companies into their next growth stage, and we’re excited to welcome her to our team. We needed someone with the expertise in strategic partnerships who also understands the travel industry from an agency, corporation, and traveler perspective. After connecting with Mari on LinkedIn, we discovered that she possesses all of these skills and brings with her passion and energy for innovation. Having her on board gives me confidence that our objectives are in good hands.”

Ms. Hendricks has a rich background with over 20 years of leadership experience in corporate travel management, global business development, and global strategic alliances. Before joining Cornerstone, she spent eight years at AirPlus International, most recently in the role of Head of Global Strategic Partnerships.

“It is rare to find an organization with such a unique and disruptive market opportunity, and I am thrilled to be part of the team at Cornerstone,” Mari stated. “They have successfully balanced a dynamic history of travel automation with continued innovations in analytics and processing. Cornerstone is poised for major growth this year, and it’s the perfect time to fill a long-standing void for high-touch technology and engagement that will truly change the way people travel.”

Cornerstone Information Systems is a global technology and services provider that has a unique domain knowledge in the travel industry, from how travel is operationalized to how information is managed. With a foundation in automation, Cornerstone designs, builds, and delivers technology for travel companies and corporate buyers. We help partners manage their process and information, to drive better decision making. Cornerstone has a single focus on travel data from the management of the reservation to the creation and presentation of information, amplified by the recent launch of the TravelOptix™ solution. The result is higher quality customer service and more nimble operational responsiveness at a lower cost with fewer resources yielding higher profit. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology driven.

Cornerstone is extremely well positioned to continue its momentum from 2015 into 2016 with plans to aggressively expand their workforce to support their phenomenal year-over-year growth.