Prior to joining Compli, Childers was a founder and CEO of EthicsPoint. He sits on the Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition, Childers is a charter member of the Open Compliance Ethics Group where he has been recognized as an OCEG Fellow. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and serves as the chairman of the Software Association of Oregon board. In both 2010 and 2011, Childers was honored as a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of business ethics, and publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, Reuters Legal News, Treasury & Risk Magazine, The Portland Business Journal and The Oregonian have solicited his opinion. In 2008, Treasury & Risk Magazine named him one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance."
"David brings outstanding credentials to Compli," says Lon Leneve, president of Compli. "He is a pioneer in the GRC field and has a track record for being one of the most dynamic and innovative individuals in the industry. He has also been an entrepreneur and leader in a variety of successful high technology endeavors. We were focused on finding someone with David's capabilities and experience as we searched for our next CEO, and I'm thrilled he's on board. I'm confident that all of us at Compli will benefit from his leadership."