Brian Cute – Chief Executive Officer
Brian assumed this leadership position as CEO of Public Interest Registry in 2011, backed by more than 13 years of experience in the Internet and communications industry.
Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Brian served as Vice President of discovery services for Afilias, the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions and registry systems provider to Public Interest Registry for the .org domain. His experience within the domain name system (DNS) runs deep, having had management positions in both a leading domain name registrar, Network Solutions, as Director of Policy, and a leading registry, VeriSign, as Vice President of government relations. He is an active participant in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) community and has twice served as Chair of the ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team.
Marc Saitta – Chief Operating Officer
Marc leads Public Interest Registry’s operational efforts including Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Operations, Finance and Human Resources and brings extensive experience in developing and executing financial strategies to optimize growth and enhance operational execution. He originally joined Public Interest Registry as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration in July of 2014.
Previously, Marc served as Chief Financial Officer for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. During his five-year tenure at AAMVA, he led all financial strategy on behalf of the $40-plus million association, including developing a comprehensive member rebate strategy, diversifying revenue streams, improving governance and compliance practices, and strengthening human resources, resulting in millions of dollars in savings. He previously served in executive financial roles at Hanley Wood, Vois Inc., Smithsonian Business Ventures, America Online and Ogden Corporation. Marc is a native of northern VA/DC metro area and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Elizabeth Behsudi – Vice President and General Counsel
Liz brings nearly two decades of experience as a commercial litigator and problem solver. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, she represented large, small and medium business, as well as individuals in federal and state courts throughout the country in complex commercial cases involving antitrust, banking, employment, securities, and IP related issues. Liz is a former delegate to the Virginia State Bar for the 19th Judicial Circuit and a devoted advocate for integrity and civility in the legal profession.
Paul Diaz – Vice President, Policy
Paul brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the Public Interest Registry policy team. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry he spent over 12 years as Senior Policy Manager for Network Solutions, where he led policy development and compliance initiatives that impacted the company’s corporate objectives as they related to new TLDs, ICANN consensus policies and industry regulations. During his tenure, Paul was also instrumental in acting as the company’s voice of governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.
Kathy King – Vice President, Finance
Kathy leads the Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Business Intelligence teams and brings more than 20 years of broad-based and progressively responsible experience in financial planning & analysis, budgeting & forecasting and accounting operations in the non-profit sector to Public Interest Registry. Throughout her career, she was instrumental in creating effective strategies, tools and processes to grow the financial statements, strengthen internal controls, mitigate risk and enhance the overall customer experience. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Kathy held various finance roles at the American Association for Motor Vehicle Administrators and Smithsonian Business Ventures.