Masters Conference Names Founder Robert E. Childress as CEO

Nov 7th, 2012

The Masters Conference is pleased to announce that Robert E. Childress, III is now the conference’s president and CEO.

Childress has served in the background with the Masters Conference since 2006 and brings more than 20 years of experience in litigation support, legal technology, entrepreneurship and education to the position. Childress is recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in the legal software industry and was featured on the cover of Law Technology News. Throughout the years, he has held senior positions with a number of key technology corporations including LexisNexis, Thomson & Thomson, Elsevier Science, CXA, Inc., Shepard’s McGraw-Hill, and most recently Wave Software. As the president of Wave Software, Childress was the catalyst for the tremendous growth of the company, developing it into one of the leading legal technology companies in the industry. While at LexisNexis, Childress managed product design and software sales for legal management software products. Among his many achievements, Childress is also the founder of the Masters Conference and the co-founder of a charity golf event for lawyers. He counts the 2004/2005 National Register Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and the 2005 Florida Small Businessman of the Year among his awards.

“I believe that there are few conference organizers with the same level of experience that Robert has in the legal technology and litigation support industries,” said Pete Pepiton, eDiscovery Director at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP a Cincinnati, Ohio based law firm. “What he brings to the Masters Conference in this role is a higher understanding of today’s current issues."

"I plan to bring conference attendees even better opportunities for education on cutting-edge issues, and will offer sponsors a level of program benefits they’ve yet to see with other conferences. I am very excited about my role with this great legal conference," remarked Childress.

The Masters Conference provides practical CLE education that is delivered by experts with front-line experience for lawyers and litigation support professionals. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, presented by peers, on current issues that can be applied immediately to everyday practice.