CIBT and its subsidiaries, VisaCentral, AmericanPassport.com and VisaCenter.com, have a highly trained and motivated leadership team with deep knowledge of the industry, extensive experience, and unique skills.
John Donoghue - President and Chief Executive Officer
John Donoghue joined CIBT in September of 2008 as Executive Vice President with responsibility for CIBT in North America. Since joining CIBT John has restructured the company’s operations to improve the quality of service delivery, implemented a strong online sales program, and has developed partnerships with some of the world’s largest airlines. Prior to joining CIBT, John held senior management positions with an emphasis on sales, marketing, and customer service with organizations such as Verisign, Network Solutions, The World Wildlife Fund and MCI Telecommunications. John was with MCI for 12 years serving as the company’s Senior Vice President of Marketing overseeing advertising, product development and public relations. John is a summa cum laude graduate of The George Washington University. He is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, Virginia. John is a member of the CIBT Board of Directors.
Steven Diehl – Senior Vice President of Global Business Development
Steven Diehl was named Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for CIBT in 2012. Steve leads a team that is responsible for developing comprehensive solutions for a diverse portfolio or existing and prospective clients. As CIBT's clients have expanded into new regions, Steve and his team have played an integral role in providing these customers with a consistent platform and offering that now spans North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to his current appointment, Steve served various roles, including Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Account Management, during which time he lead his team to grow and retain a diverse portfolio of corporate, government, NGO, and leisure clients. Steve began his career with CIBT in 1996 in New York City. During his tenure, Steve's responsibilities have included operations, account management, sales, business development and training. Steve has worked and resided in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC during his career with CIBT. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Syracuse University where he graduated summa cum laude. He is based out of the CIBT office in New York, New York.
Pete Fox – Chief Information Officer
Pete Fox joined CIBT as CIO in September of 2009. He is a senior information technology executive with experience in leadership and development of large-scale distributed network applications, web-based applications, and online products. Under Pete’s guidance, CIBT’s organizational business intelligence capabilities have been advanced as the result of extensive system upgrades. Pete is also leading the redesign of CIBT’s global websites. Before joining CIBT, Pete held various senior positions at Network Solutions, where he lead two major acquisitions and served as the SVP in charge of Engineering, Product development and M&A. He also gained professional experience with companies such as Lockheed Martin and General Electric. Pete has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, Virginia.
Bill Garrahan - Chief Financial Officer
Bill Garrahan joined CIBT in June of 2011 with over 20 years of senior financial management experience. Bill brings to CIBT a very strong background in financial operations, corporate development and acquisitions. Before joining CIBT, Bill spent over ten years at MCI Telecommunications in variety of senior finance roles including the CFO of the company's six billion dollar Consumer division. He then served as the Senior Vice President of Telecom Equity Research at Lehman Brothers for five years covering start-up telecom, data and internet infrastructure companies. Most recently Bill served as the CFO and Senior Vice President of Business Development at XO Communications. Bill is a graduate of University of Virginia, received a Masters from The George Washington University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at UVA. He is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, Virginia.
Sandra Woznitski - Senior Vice President - North American
Sandi Woznitski joined CIBT in March of 2010 as Vice President of Service Delivery. Sandi is a senior customer service, sales, and marketing executive with experience crafting tactical development strategies to increase customer satisfaction and institutional profitability on a global scale. Prior to joining CIBT, Sandi held various senior leadership positions in customer service, sales, and marketing with MCI Communications. She also gained leadership experience as President of Inspiria LLC. Sandi is a cum laude graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. She is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, VA.
Eric Muething – Vice President - North America
Eric Muething joined CIBT in 2007 as Operations Manager for The Visa Center based in Washington DC. Since joining CIBT Eric has successfully opened CIBT offices in Switzerland, Singapore, Canada and France. Since 2012 he has been the Vice President of North America. In addition, he manages the operations for a subsidiary of CIBT, Global Phoneworks. Prior to joining CIBT, Eric held various leadership positions at American Express Business Travel for 22 years. During his tenure at American Express, Eric was directly involved in developing global partnerships with key customers, including launching a global network for one customer that required servicing in 16 countries world-wide. Eric is a graduate of University of Cincinnati. He is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, Virginia.
Michelle Bailin – Vice President of Partner Marketing
Michelle Bailin joined CIBT in January of 2009 as Vice President for Partner Marketing. While with CIBT, Michelle has negotiated, implemented, and managed multiple airline marketing programs with airlines such as Delta, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airways. She has also created an automated online Australian ETA system for customers and developed multiple affiliate marketing campaigns on behalf of CIBT. Michelle is a marketing executive with significant experience in partner marketing and strategic relationship procurement. Prior to joining CIBT, Michelle founded N&B Consulting, LLC and worked at Revolution Health and MCI. Michelle holds a BS in Marketing from Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University Of Maryland and an MBA from the Kogod School of Business at American University. She is based out of the CIBT corporate office in McLean, Virginia.
Carlos Jalon – Global Account Director
Carlos joined CIBT in March 2012 as CIBT’s Global Account Director. Based in Europe, Carlos is responsible for leading and supporting CIBT’s account development efforts for the company’s portfolio of largest global accounts, including travel management companies, multi-national corporations, and leisure travel companies. Carlos joins CIBT with twelve years of travel industry experience including sales and account management positions at both Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and Iberia Airlines. During his tenure at CWT, Carlos was a Senior Program Manager responsible for several global clients. He has a national diploma in Marketing obtained from the Cape Technikon in Cape Town, South Africa.