Mat Orrego has worked in the software and travel industry for 20 years as CEO and founder of Cornerstone Information Systems. Today Cornerstone is a global leader in travel automation technology, allowing customers to streamline their fulfillment, data acquisition, and business intelligence capabilities.
A graduate of Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Mat is a recognized speaker in the travel industry and an avid supporter of GBTA as a founding member of the GBTA Ladders program. He loves mentoring and encouraging young professionals to grow their careers and start businesses. Mat is also an avid investor in various enterprises, including technology, manufacturing, and services businesses. He makes his home in Bloomington, Indiana, where he and his family enjoy the good life of living in a Midwest university town.
During the past 30 years, I have started 2 companies, acquired 4 others, made over 14 angel investments, and had 5 successful exits. The following have been my most useful tools:
1. Helping companies define and align their value proposition with product and investor strategies.
2. Creating partnerships that help drive and scale create recurring revenues.
3. Helping founders spend more time selling than raising money and giving up precious equity.