Mr. Douglas Knight is currently employed at Worldtek, Inc. in the position of Chief Executive Officer. An industry veteran, Mr. Knight is one of the most multi-faceted agency owners in today’s travel management marketplace.
Mr. Knight brings to Worldtek a distinctive perspective derived from his tenure at American Airlines, Sabre/ADS, Associated/Cardillo Travel in Los Angeles, McGregor Travel and Navigant International. Through the years, he acquired vast experience and produced results in the areas of automation, MIS, finance, and strategic vendor negotiations. As one of the principals of McGregor Travel, one of the dominant regional agencies in the 90’s, Mr. Knight’s leadership led to major agency growth with account acquisitions such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures. Responding to the multi-national needs of clients, Mr. Knight opened up McGregor Travel in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Knight took the company public and, along with ten other regional agencies, formed Navigant International, recently purchased by Carlson Wagonlit Travel where he served as Navigant’s founding Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Knight owns Travel Desk/American Express of Greenwich and is a co-owner of one of the most respected emergency travel services in New England, ETS. As the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Worldtek, Mr. Knight harnesses his diverse experience in local, regional and mega-agency operations and leads a pro-active team dedicated to the increasing needs of today’s business travelers. His commitment to the continued development of Worldtek is illustrated by recent technology investments with an emphasis in quality control, self booking automation and management information systems.
Mr. Knight is an Oregon native and a graduate of the University of Oregon where he majored in Economics, He is an avid skier, and has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally. He currently resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.