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About Us

"All business success happens through and with people. Ignite their passion and connect it to their potential. What you’ll see is amazing."

Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

We transform global employees, channel partners and customers into all-out advocates of our clients’ business. 

How? Through our unique blend of strategic event, incentive and employee experience solutions. In short, we’re a one-stop partner for brands looking to drive results. Our family of companies possesses a passion for exciting, engaging, and delighting audiences, and we do it by leading the industry in end-to-end engagement solutions that feature data-driven insights, program design, activation, and experiential events.

 

Market research, analytics and strategy
cmbinfo.com

Employee, channel partner and customer engagement
itagroup.com
Experiential design and production
hartmannstudiosproductions.com
Full-service individual travel management
flyita.com

 

With 750 employees across the country, we continue to evolve and find compelling new ways to stay relevant in every industry we serve. Currently, our global suite of engagement solutions features technology and award solutions for 88 countries and translation in 15 different languages.  

Executive Leadership

At the head of our company is a passionate, inspired team of leaders who each have their own reason for the energy and expertise they bring to ITA Group—reasons that ultimately help us achieve higher levels of success. 

  • ITA Group CEO Tom Mahoney
    Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    I believe all business success comes through and with people. The reason I’m so optimistic about the future is simple—I have great passion and belief in my colleagues, and our collective talent to help our clients achieve higher levels of success through the motivation and engagement of the people who touch their business.

     

  • ITA Group CFO and Executive VP Brent Vander Waal
    Brent Vander Waal
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Brent Vander Waal
    President and Chief Operating Officer

    I am inspired and motivated by the employee owners of ITA Group. They are the reason I work so hard to create an environment where all team members are respected and can leverage their talents and passions; an environment where we are collectively empowered to help our clients change behaviors and drive results.

  • Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Rob Danna
    Rob Danna
    Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
    Rob Danna
    Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

    We all search for inspiration. When surrounded by strong, intelligent team members, I get satisfied. When team members are also scientific experts, I get engaged. And when there is a culture of trust and respect, I get inspired. ITA Group culture is the reason I can carry the weight.

  • Jason Katcher
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Jason Katcher
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    I am excited every day to enable and empower our highly talented, customer focused, creative team members to continually seek to improve and enhance our suite of solutions. Doing so allows our clients and participants to have a true ITA Group experience, and delivering that experience is the reason for my commitment to this great organization.

  • CJ Jacobson, Vice President—People and Culture
    CJ Jacobson
    Vice President, People & Culture
    CJ Jacobson
    Vice President, People & Culture

    At ITA Group, people are our passion. When they can discover their purpose and live their passion, there is no limit to what can be accomplished. The multitude of opportunities I have to encourage others, advocate for them and help them succeed is the reason for my passion.   

  • Carrie Valster
    Vice President, Client Services
    Carrie Valster
    Vice President, Client Services

    At ITA Group, we have the ability to inspire teamwork and excellence in all we do, say and believe. It’s the reason I’m personally and passionately driven to cultivate optimism in how we lead and support our own people, as well as our clients and their people. 

  • VP of Event Management Sarah Haines
    Sarah Haines
    Vice President, Event Management
    Sarah Haines
    Vice President, Event Management

    People who are passionate about what they do and view challenges as opportunities to do better are the reason I’m inspired by and about ITA Group and our business. Working with a team of talented, driven colleagues who constantly seek more is what allows us to lead the way in our industry and create unprecedented success for our clients. 

  • VP of Finance Tim Heaston
    Tim Heaston
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Tim Heaston
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    I love that our solutions drive results for our clients and our successes create wealth for our employee owners. Our business really does reach out and touch individual people—engaging, motivating, and rewarding them—and this is the reason I’m passionate about our company and what we do.

  • Maura McCarthy
    Vice President, Communication Solutions
    Maura McCarthy
    Vice President, Communication Solutions

    My inspiration and motivation comes from supporting and developing my team. Every day, we’re presented the opportunity to design purposeful strategies, develop compelling storylines and execute innovative, impactful communications. Their creative talents are the reason culture, collaboration and success are significant—inside and outside our walls.

Our People

 

Key Corporate Measures

We value what our clients and our employees think—that’s why we take their word for it when it comes to measuring our success.

Work With Us

Be the reason you love what you do every day. Your experience may be a perfect fit, and you won’t find a more engaged, motivated and rewarding environment—or a more inspired team of professionals at the top of their game. 

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