Steven Silknitter

Steven Silknitter


Business Development/Operations executive with management leadership experience and repeated success in heightening sales and team contribution to meet aggressive business goals. Strong analytical and issue-management capabilities, coupled with highly effective coaching and interpersonal skills. Verifiable record for building strategic relationships. Highly attuned to customer needs and articulating product solutions.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Vice President Business Development

Video Professor

Founded by John W. Scherer, Video Professor has been the leader in comprehensive, self-paced computer software tutorials for almost 20 years. At the core of Video Professor's teaching initiative is providing home users as well as corporate professionals with valuable and user-friendly learning solutions for today's most common software titles. Video Professor has helped over 8 million people learn the computer skills they need to remain viable in today's computer-driven marketplace.

Apr 1999 - Nov 2002

Sr. Manager, eCommerce

Travelport is one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates.  The company operates three primary businesses - a global distribution system business, which comprises the Galileo and Worldspan brands; a supplier services and data analysis business, Shepherd Systems; and a group travel and wholesale hotel business through its brand GTA.  Travelport also owns a significant interest in Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. With 2006 revenues (including Worldspan) of approximately $3.4 billion, Travelport operates in 145 countries and has approximately 7,500 employees. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group and One Equity Partners of New York and Technology Crossover Ventures of Palo Alto, California.

Feb 1995 - Apr 1999

Regional Sales Manager


Aug 1991 - Dec 1993


University of Texas at Dallas
Aug 1986 - Dec 1990