Sabre Welcomes Joe DiFonzo as First Chief Information Officer

He will help develop Sabre's next-generations tools and processes to support airlines, hotels, travel agencies, and corporate clients worldwide.

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Southlake-based travel technology company Sabre has named Joe DiFonzo to be its first chief information officer.

DiFonzo, a 30-year veteran in technology leadership, will start his new position on Monday, and will be responsible for Sabre’s enterprise technology organization, corporate information technology, and risk and security functions, the company said in a release.

He also will be in charge of building the company’s next generation of tools and processes as Sabre invests in technology infrastructure enhancements to support airlines, hotels, travel agencies, and corporate clients worldwide.

“The travel industry’s reliance on technology will only grow and Sabre sits in the middle of an ecosystem that can only add more and more value to its customers.”
JOE DIFONZO

“We are in the midst of a multi-year initiative to enhance our technology capabilities, continue our drive to scale our infrastructure to support greater efficiency, and power the growth of both Sabre and our travel industry partners,” said Sabre President and CEO Sean Menke. “Joe has experience at leading technology transformation and shares my commitment to exceed expectations as we work to provide impeccable reliability and security for our customers.” 

DiFonzo most recently spent eight years at Syniverse, a global provider of communication and information services for network operators. At Syniverse, DiFonzo served as both chief technology officer and chief information officer.

“The travel industry’s reliance on technology will only grow and Sabre sits in the middle of an ecosystem that can only add more and more value to its customers,” DiFonzo said. “The Sabre team has a strong reputation and I look forward to leading a core function of its operations that is critical to its customers.”

The Dallas Business Journal reported that DiFonzo’s hiring is the latest in a string of C-suite changes at Sabre. He’s the fourth executive since December named to a new role in Sabre’s top leadership, the DBJ said.

[Image: Dallas Innovates; photo courtesy of Sabre; background Iiuzishan via istockphoto]


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