SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology solution provider for the business travel industry, announced today that it has appointed Tony D'Astolfo as SVP and Chief Commercial Officer as it begins a significant leadership transformation on the heels of new financing and a renewed focus on the Travel, Expense and Car Service businesses.
Krish Panu, co-founder and Managing Director of Pointguard and Deem Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, "We are excited about taking Deem to a new level of focus, innovation, partnering and execution across our Travel, Expense and Car Services businesses. The appointment of Tony running our sales, professional services and support organizations, we are well positioned for growth."
Mr. D'Astolfo returns to Deem after his most recent role as Managing Director at Phocuswright, Inc. a premier research and consulting business to the travel industry. Mr. D'Astolfo is a 35-year travel industry veteran, and an accomplished executive with rich expertise in travel and technology and a passion for moving the industry forward. Prior to joining Phocuswright, D'Astolfo served as Chief Sales Officer for the tech-enabled ground transportation company Groundlink. Previously, he fueled substantial growth as Senior Vice President, Travel Services at Rearden Commerce/Deem, where he assembled and led a team that built a distribution network of over 50 travel management companies and added 7,000 customers. His record of success in the corporate travel technology space began with B2B e-commerce leader GetThere, where he led the pre-IPO startup as Vice President, Sales during an explosive growth period that saw a tenfold increase in revenues and an increase in customer base from five to over 2200. Prior to GetThere, he spent more than 19 years in leadership roles at United Airlines, including his last assignment as National Sales Manager for the U.K. and Ireland. Tony is a frequent speaker at travel industry conferences around the world and is also an author of the popular travel industry blog IN: business travel.
Our mission is simple. We make business travel less complicated for travelers, less costly for employers and more profitable for service providers. Using our industry-leading software solutions, employees book travel and car service and report those expenses faster and more easily than ever before. Corporations control costs more effectively. Travel management companies deliver more engaging customer experiences. Car service operators benefit from new efficiencies and widen their customer reach. We've helped thousands of forward-thinking companies modernize their systems, improve travel management and save big money. Deem is backed by leading venture capital funds as well as corporate and private equity investors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.