May 18, 2024

Change at the top at CTM North America

Kevin O’Malley, CTM CEO North America, it to step down at the end of August after a 30-year career with Travel and Transport and then Corporate Travel Management (CTM).

He will pass on the baton to CTM COO North America, Anita Salvatore.

“After 30 years leading in an industry I’m passionate about, the time has come for me to step away from the CEO role here at CTM and to hand the reins over to Anita,” said O’Malley.

“My commitment to CTM was to get our North America employees and customers through the pandemic, and to rebuild and integrate the businesses coming out of an extremely trying time. We have successfully done this, and I feel like now is the right time for me to step away.”

O’Malley started his career at Travel and Transport in 1994, spending 17 years as CFO and his last six years running the company as CEO until its sale to CTM in 2020.

“I have enjoyed my time at CTM, but I have come to a point in my life where it’s time to see what the future holds. CTM is in a truly great place, and I’m excited to watch the company continue to flourish and grow,” said O’Malley, who will act as a strategic adviser to CTM in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Salvatore, currently CTM’s COO North America, has been with CTM since 2016 and in the travel industry since 1988.

Salvatore is a founding member of Women in Travel (WINiT) and actively contributes to industry associations including the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Travel and Leisure Advisory Board.

“Anita is an amazing person and a driven leader,” said O’Malley.

“She has earned deep respect from both our employees and our customers, and she knows this industry well. I have no doubt that she will be highly successful in leading CTM North America through its next phase of growth.”

Jamie Pherous, CTM Founder and Managing Director, thanks O’Malley for his “strong leadership over the past four years and for getting CTM North America positioned for continued success”.

“I wish Kevin my best and I look forward to working with him in his strategic adviser role. I’m also excited to see Anita take the reins as CEO North America. I have the greatest respect for Anita and am confident she will do a great job leading the charge for us as we move forward with our five-year strategic growth plan.”