Sterling Miller served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for Sabre Corporation (SABR) from June 2008 until retiring in November 2014. Prior to this position he was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Sabre's wholly-owned subsidiary Travelocity.com from 2004 to 2008.
As General Counsel, he advised the Board of Directors and C-Suite on numerous issues, including legal and corporate governance issues. He managed the company's global legal department, government affairs group, corporate secretary office, compliance function, and data privacy team. He has experience with complex "bet the company" litigation, corporate governance, data privacy and security issues, compliance and ethics issues, IPO/securities law, regulatory matters, and M&A.
Sterling was in-house counsel at American Airlines and Sabre Corporation from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that he was an attorney with the firm of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sterling earned his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his bachelor's degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is certified in data privacy/security by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).
He is an active speaker on legal and industry panels and has published several legal articles. In 2007, Inside Counsel magazine named the Travelocity Legal Department as one of the "Ten Most Innovative" legal departments in the United States. Sterling was a finalist in the Dallas Business Journal's "Best Corporate Counsel" award in 2007 and 2008.
In addition to the Travefy advisory board, Sterling sits on the Board of Directors of TerraSoul Superfoods and the advisory board for Sheepdog Technologies. He served as President of the Board of Directors of Bear Creek Federation, a not-for-profit corporation based in the DFW area. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Task Force for Legal Project Management.
Sterling publishes a widely read legal blog entitled "Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel" available at www.TenThings.net and you can follow him on Twitter 10ThingsLegal and LinkedIn where he regularly shares commentary and insights on cutting edge legal issues. His first book, “The Evolution of Professional Football” was published in December 2015 by Mill City Press and is available on Amazon.com and www.SterlingMillerBooks.com. He is actively involved in consulting with law firms and in-house legal departments, public speaking (including a presentation at the 2016 South By Southwest conference), and serves as Senior Counsel to the Dallas office of the Hilgers Graben law firm.
Steve Kiene is an experienced entrepreneur, leader, and strategist with over 25 years in the IT industry. Steve currently serves as the CEO of Ocuvera, a 3D computer vision software company in the healthcare market, and as Managing Principal of Nebraska Global, a $37+ million Venture Capital fund. Steve previously founded eSellerate and MindVision Software where he led growth and strategic planning for both companies, specializing in software delivery systems and e-commerce solution. The companies were jointly sold to Digital River in 2006.
David loves to travel and has a passion for problem solving. Before founding Travefy, David served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Prior to his appointment to the SBA, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in its New York City office helping Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profits to define strategies and improve operations.
David graduated with honors from both Columbia College and Columbia Business School and is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur. In 2014 he was named to PhoCusWright's "35 under 35 in Travel".
Chris Davis is Co-Founder & CTO of Travefy and loves to build! A passionate developer, he's worked as the lead developer at Hudl and the Nebraska Book Company (Neebo). His passion for simplicity in development and design is evident in his work at Travefy.
Chris has studied at Boston College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he holds a B.S. in Computer Science.