About CGH

Managing and investing in disruptive technology companies.

Meet Cielo Global Holdings

Cielo Global Holdings (CGH) specializes in managing and investing in disruptive technology companies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Financial Technology (FinTech) Services, Application Development and Integration, Blockchain Development, Service Desk Automation (ITSM), Systems Integration and Cyber Security. Our organization has more than 30 years of experience delivering solutions through our CGH portfolio companies – CieloIT, CieloPay, CieloGov and CieloAlliance.

With unparalleled information technology and management consulting capabilities, CGH and our family of enterprise delivery companies located in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean deliver state of the art information technology solutions. Our technology centers and innovation labs allow us to work with clients to find solutions that improve productivity and strengthen relationships with their clients while reducing overall operational costs. CGH is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Cisco Gold Partner, Amazon IoT Cloud Partner, and Oracle Silver Partner.

Executive Leadership

BJ Carter

BJ Carter

Founder, CEO and Chairman

About BJ

BJ has over 30 years in leading and directing high tech global companies. BJ has worked across multiple industries and sectors and has held executive leadership roles in board and advisory capacities for fortune 2000 companies. Most recently BJ was the CEO of EMEA for a global mobile payments company in the Fintech industry.

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Rick Anicetti

Rick Anicetti

Director & Chief Operating Officer

About Rick

Richard is a business executive, teacher, mentor and motivational speaker with more than 38 years experience, almost a third of which he has spent leading as CEO for such food retailing companies as Food Lion, The Fresh Market, and 99 Cents Only. Anicetti is also the President and Founder of The Anicetti Leadership Group LLC.

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Imre Szenttornyay

Imre Szenttornyay

Founder and Chief Revenue Officer

About Imre

Imre is a multilingual executive in the global technology services industry with over 25 years of international experience in software development & captive center services. Imre attended the University of Oklahoma, received his M.S. in Leadership from LCU, and is completing his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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Shannon Anderson

Shannon Anderson

Director and President of Global Client Engagement, CieloIT

About Shannon

Shannon is a dynamic management professional with experience in diverse industries including technology, healthcare, call centers and institutional sales. He has 20 years of experience in various leadership and team development roles driving organizational change with a notable record of accomplishments in developing businesses and increasing sales while effectively managing the organization. Shannon received his BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Nabil Kabbani

Nabil Kabbani


About Nabil

Nabil is a growth driver and a multi-disciplinary global leader with a career built on leveraging strategy, technology and people to transform and scale businesses. He spent twelve years at Western Union, helping it grow to a multi-billion dollar public company working from locations like the U.S., Beirut, Dubai, Paris and Brussels. He has led Omnex, a venture capitalist funded startup which grew through nine acquisitions to become a major player in the fintech industry. Kabbani was CEO of CommerceGate a payment processing company with a differentiated e-commerce offering that dramatically improved conversions and sales while lowering risk. He grew ACT Holdings from a $30MM student loan ARM company to an industry-leading $400MM+ diversified BPO. He later helped scale QLess, a SaaS software wait management company by raising 2 rounds of equity and doubling the company in two years. A U.S. citizen of Lebanese and Russian heritage, Kabbani studied economics and holds an MBA in finance from the American University of Beirut.

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Marvin Schroeder

Marvin Schroeder


About Marvin

Marvin is an expert in government contracting having lead and participated in several successful captures internationally and domestically in fields as diverse as operations, business development and customer management. His particular area of expertise is the Middle East and North Africa and standing up complex contract vehicles in hostile environments. His international experience has led him to help various- sized companies operate and win DOD, DOS and DOJ contracts. Armed with fluent Arabic and educational degrees with focus on facets of Middle Eastern and Central Asian history, politics, business and culture, Mr. Schroeder has a keen understanding of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Using his academic and professional expertise, he has helped domestic businesses establish themselves in these regions. His broad business background gives him a unique ability to see international business from a multiplicity of perspectives.

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Michelle Stash

Michelle Stash


About Michelle

Michelle is a senior leader with comprehensive knowledge and experience in public and private sectors across retail, manufacturing, technology, and service industries. She is results-driven with experience in leading end-to-end process reviews, planning and executing strategic initiatives to increase productivity, decrease expenses, streamline processes and develop teams for optimal performance. She applies science and creativity around project management to create business transformation. Michelle studied Liberal Arts at Bowling Green State University and is PMI certified in Project Management. She has also served in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist. Her community service includes involvement with the American Red Cross as a Board Member for the Portland, ME, Chapter and serving as a PMO Governance Team Member rolling out Project Governance nationally across the Red Cross organization.

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Sean T. O'Hare, CPA

Sean T. O'Hare, CPA


About Sean

Sean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Master’s degree in Taxation from Thomas College. He has a proven track record of creating and updating accounting processes to create more efficiency within organizations' operations. He has authored two books: "Fighting Back: A Small Business Owners Guide to Winning the Battle with the IRS, 10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands, and Why Businesses Stop Growing and What You Can Do About It" (2013) and "More For You: How To Eliminate Debt, Cut Your Taxes, And Prosper In The New Economy" (2015).

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Briana Vela

Briana Vela


About Briana

Briana is a seasoned marketing, communications and public relations professional with experience in leading advertising departments in a variety of industries including academic, city government and retail. She has helped build up marketing departments as well as create strategies for digital marketing, social media, media relations and overall brand recognition. Her involvement in the community and professional organizations include The Association for Women in Communications, the Junior League of Lubbock, the Junior Lubbock Women’s Club, the South Plains Food Bank and Susan G. Komen of West Texas Race for the Cure. She has a M.A. in Mass Communication and a B.A. in Public Relations from Texas Tech University.

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Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris


About Carrie

Carrie is an attorney in Lubbock, Texas. She is a Texas Tech alumna, completing both her Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degrees at the university. Carrie has worked at Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, since she received her law license in April 2015. She has dedicated her legal career to helping companies and business owners protect their assets from personal liability. She provides legal counseling in the areas of asset protection, human resources management, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other business-related issues.

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Sallie Wilha Rodriguez, PHR, SHRM-CP

Sallie Wilha Rodriguez, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources

About Sallie

Sallie is a solution-driven and action-oriented leader with experience across multiple industries. Her solid foundation in human resources and talent management coupled with her business background allows a unique approach to positively affect culture, develop strategy and align initiatives with organizational culture and goals. Sallie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She began her career as an accountant and gradually moved into operations and then human resources.

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Why Choose Us?

We are professionals moved by the belief of delivering with passion. Our enterprise is formed by our people that share this belief. One of our primary goals is to motivate and maintain the passion inside every person that shares our vision.

Our technology centers of excellence and innovation labs allow us to work with partners to find solutions that improve productivity and strengthen relationships with their clients while reducing overall operational costs. CGH is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Cisco Gold Partner, Amazon IOT Cloud Partner, Oracle Silver Partner and one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies.

Big Data Technology – Managing all types of data to deliver and produce desired results for your business.

Information Technology – Delivering comprehensive technology services that tackle an array of business challenges.

System Integration – Building processes and workflows around a successful integration implementation.

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