Doug Knight

An industry veteran, Doug is one of the most multi-faceted agency insiders in today’s travel management marketplace. Doug 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 has acquired vast experience and produced results in the areas of automation, MIS, finance and strategic vendor negotiations.

Doug began his career at Cardillo / Associated Travel in Los Angeles in 1981, he later moved to American Airlines where he was one of the leading installation specialists for the SABRE/ADS accounting systems. Doug later joined McGregor Travel in 1987 as General Manager and Controller, purchasing the assets of the company in 1993.

As one of the principals of McGregor Travel, Doug’s leadership led to major agency growth with resulted in McGregor Travel being recognized as a Top Ten corporate travel management company with over 400 million in annual sales. Doug took the company public, and along with ten other regional agencies, formed Navigant International, where he served as Navigant’s founding Chief Operating Officer. Navigant provided the industry with a “non-mega” alternative where clients received personalized attention and customized programs. In 2006 the company was purchased by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

As a Managing Partner of Worldtek, Doug harnesses his diverse experience in local, regional and mega agency operations with a focus on the financial aspects of the company. His extensive experience with airlines has given him in-depth knowledge on what programs can honestly work successfully for the individual client and the agency provider as a whole. Focused on the financial health of the company, Doug spearheads all vendor negotiations at Worldtek. With his extensive industry experience, Doug is an invaluable resource for WorldTEK customers.

A native of Oregon, Doug is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Doug is an avid skier and golfer and has traveled extensively both domestically and abroad. He resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife Shawnee and sons Andrew and Matthew.