Ron Daugherty is President and CEO of Daugherty Systems, which he founded in 1985 with his wife Jan Daugherty. Under Ron’s leadership, the Daugherty Business Solutions division has become a leading provider of solutions in the areas of enterprise planning, digital engagement, agile transformation, technology optimization, IoT and mobile applications, big data, and analytics for major corporations. Ron has led the growth and development of additional branch offices and development centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, and St. Louis with Daugherty now employing over 1,000 IT and business consultants.
Today, Ron devotes much of his time to meetings with senior business executives discussing his vision for achieving business results through technology and helping build Business/IT partnerships. He has presented to a number of groups on topics including Strategic Planning, Leadership, and encouraging young people to pursue technology careers. Before starting Daugherty Systems, Ron worked as a Systems Analyst for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), Monsanto and Emerson Electric Company. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas – Jonesboro and did graduate work in applied automation at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
In 2012, Ron was presented by the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Inspiration Award and currently serves on its board. This award is given to the Saint Louis region’s most active and inspiring leaders and organizations who have made a remarkable difference in the local community through philanthropic involvement. He also serves on the board for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. A former Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion, Ron’s hobbies include blues harmonica, equestrian sports, and fencing. In 2013, Ron represented the United States in the Pan American Games hosted in Costa Rica and earned a gold medal in the Team Men’s Foil competition.