Deem Celebrates Growth with Appointment of New SVP Products, CIO and Executive Promotion
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 6, 2018 - Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, announced today the appointment of Neil Markey as Senior Vice President, Products and Chief Information Officer and Todd Kaiser as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy.
"We’ve built an impressive team,” John F. Rizzo, CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “That team is focused on building solutions to help corporations control costs and support travelers who are booking and managing their travel.”
“We know our uptime consistently beats the competition, our user experience is loved by travelers everywhere and our strategic partnerships offer better integrated travel and expense solutions than any other single vendor in the market,” he said.
Neil Markey is replacing Chethan Visweswar, former Senior Vice President of Software, as Senior Vice President, Products and Chief Information Officer for Deem. Markey is a technology leader with experience in fast paced, high growth software and e-commerce companies. His previous roles include Chief Information Officer at Stella and Dot, a social selling platform. He also held Chief Technology Officer roles at Kazaana, a social platform for children and PlayFirst, a gaming company, and a series of engineering leadership roles with Hewlett Packard focused almost entirely on at-scale e-commerce platforms.
“Serving our customers means building technologically advanced products and solutions,” said Markey. “Our customers know we have the expertise, product innovation and security structure to support their corporate mission and to help employees be more efficient when they’re planning and booking travel.”
Visweswar will continue to consult on engineering and technology projects with Deem for the remainder of 2018.
Todd Kaiser has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. Kaiser’s extensive technology and travel industry experience give him a unique perspective on strategic partnerships and innovations. He leads the Fource Alliance program, an ecosystem that allows strategic solution providers to integrate with the Deem technology. Recent additions to the Fource Alliance program include Infor and ChromeRiver, with additional partnerships being announced in upcoming weeks.
“We’re building great momentum with the Fource Alliance program,” said Kaiser. “We’re partnering with technology providers to bring our customers best-in-breed options for their travel and expense platforms. This means they’re not forced into using substandard products at any level of their organization.”
Millions of travelers using the Deem Work Fource platform can book and manage end-to-end travel itineraries that align with their preferences and corporate spending policies. Deem serves complete search results from Google, Sabre, Travelport and offers real-time connection to Southwest airlines for free, automatic 24-hour check-in in advance. With advanced Intelligent Attach technology, the software automatically recommends hotel and car service options matched to travelers’ preferences, behavior and corporate policies, dynamically links to calendars and offers hassle free travel management and seamless cost control for finance departments.
“We set the bar for ourselves higher than anyone in the industry, and we will continue to strive to meet our goals and more importantly, those set by our customers,” said Rizzo. “Our Work Fource travel and Ground Work ground platforms rival consumer online booking tools, all while providing comprehensive and in-policy travel itineraries.”