Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dobrient has focused his career on refining the movement of people and materials from one location to another smoothly and seamlessly. After leading a time-critical delivery and logistics company for over a decade, he recognized the need for an elevated ground travel experience and launched Savoya. Building on this expertise, he currently serves as Chairman of Travel Research Advisors, the parent company of Savoya and two related entities in the travel space.
Prior to establishing Savoya in 2000, Mr. Dobrient was co-founder and President of Max America, a same-day delivery and logistics firm that won Inc. “500” honors three consecutive years in the early 1990s. In 1997, he led the acquisition of Max America by publicly held Dynamex Inc. – a leading consolidator in the mission-critical distribution industry.
Mr. Dobrient is a Director at Triumph Bancorp (TBK: NASDAQ), a bank holding company based in Dallas, Texas. He is a Director at Grand Junction, a Software-as-a-Service platform that manages couriers and local delivery programs. He is also a Director at MealTicket, a provider of cloud-based sales, marketing and analytics software for the food distribution industry.
Mr. Dobrient received a BBA from University of North Texas. He serves as a mentor and board member at Mercy Street, a program serving inner-city youths and their families. Mr. Dobrient resides in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.
Executive Vice President, Process Improvement
As Savoya’s longest tenured employee next to Mr. Dobrient, Ms. Gleason knows the nuances of our company better than anyone. In her nearly 15 years with Savoya, she has held practically every role and has been instrumental in shaping our processes, internal teams, service platforms and client and vendor relationships. Today, Ms. Gleason is one of the thought leaders in the ground transportation industry.
Ms. Gleason began her Savoya journey as a frontline employee on our logistics team. From there she helped build the company’s Event Management capabilities, rolled out a formal vendor relations process as leader of our Fleet Management Team and spearheaded the transformation of our technology infrastructure and capabilities. Under her watch, the company doubled the number of markets served, established strict service and safety standards, built an internal development team and launched the state-of-the-art Savoya CORE platform.
Since 2014, with Ms. Gleason leading Savoya’s operations and client care teams, performance improvement initiatives have consistently driven our service deviation rate to less than 0.5%.
Executive Vice President, Marketing Strategy
In her role, Ms. Michel is responsible for elevating the Savoya brand, driving top-of-mind awareness among a more diverse client base and positioning the company as an innovative thought leader in its market. She brought rich experience in marketing, branding and corporate strategy across both B2B and consumer businesses when she joined the Savoya team in 2016.
Ms. Michel began her career as a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company and R.B. Webber and Company. She honed her marketing expertise at Frito Lay North America, serving in multiple positions, most recently as Marketing Director leading the company’s Premium Snacks Portfolio with a $1.2B book of business.
Ms. Michel earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her Bachelor’s degree with Interdisciplinary Honors from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
As leader of the Savoya sales organization, Mr. Miraglia is responsible for leading a team focused on driving growth of the Savoya brand among new clients and expanding adoption within existing customers. His addition to Savoya’s leadership team brings deep expertise in B2B sales and sales operations.
Mr. Miraglia began his career at Cbeyond where he spent 10 years leading outside sales teams in a variety of roles, most notably as a VP/GM responsible for a team of 90 sales professionals and 20 sales support staff. Before joining Savoya, he also spent time leading sales efforts at a regional data center company and most recently in the web hosting industry.
Mr. Miraglia received a BS in Mathematics from Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he also started as center on the football team. He resides in McKinney, TX with his wife and two children.