Ron Daugherty is President and CEO of Daugherty Business Solutions, which he founded in 1985. Under Ron’s leadership, Daugherty has become an innovator in delivering technology-enabled business solutions, a destination for career-oriented technology experts, and a leader in strengthening the communities in which we live and work. The Daugherty enterprise now employs over 1,500 IT and business consultants in its innovation hub, development centers, and regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, and St. Louis. After 36 years, Ron continues to lead the Daugherty vision to achieve better business outcomes through technology and cross-industry collaboration.
Ron is deeply committed to making a positive difference in the community. He is a board member and significant supporter of numerous worthy causes including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, United Way, Independence Center, American Heart Association, and The Magic House. Ron’s award-winning philanthropic involvement inspires the Daugherty culture of making a positive difference, and teammates are empowered to support the causes they care about. Team Daugherty is active with over 100 charitable organizations.
Ron’s most recent focus in the community is to significantly increase diversity in the technology workforce by creating the Access Point initiative. The Access Point program recognizes that talent is equally distributed, while access to opportunity is not. Together with K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, and corporate alliances, Ron is removing barriers and driving life-changing opportunities for young people and underrepresented groups by providing access to education, mentorship, financial support, and long-term careers in technology.
A former Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion, Ron’s hobbies include ballroom dancing, blues harmonica, equestrian sports, and fencing. In 2017, Ron represented the United States in the Pan American Games hosted in St. Thomas Virgin Islands winning the Gold Medal in the Men’s Foil competition.