Mr. Childers is considered a pioneer in the fields of governance, risk, and compliance. He founded EthicsPoint (now NavexGlobal), the recognized global leader in risk and compliance management software and services in 2001, serving as the company’s CEO until 2011. Prior to EthicsPoint, Childers was a founder and president of consumer electronics supplier Oregon Scientific.
He is a former member and board member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where he has been trained and is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), where he has completed the Director of Professionalism course and is certified in Director Education. He is a charter member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a coalition of the nation's business leaders assembled to develop compliance standards and guidelines. He was named a OCEG Fellow in 2010 and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2008.
Following the sale of EthicsPoint, Childers served at the request of the Governor as the Chairman of the Oregon Talent Council. The Council’s role was to connect Oregon businesses with the state’s public and private colleges and universities with the goal of making Oregon graduates the first choice for Oregon jobs. During that period Childers served on a number of boards including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Technology Association of Oregon, where he was also Board Chair.
Since 2018, Childers has done a series of successful business transformations, and most currently serving as the COO of iBridge LLC, a global digital transformation business with 1,500 employees worldwide.
Childers is a graduate of the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.