Chief Executive Officer
Dean is a travel industry veteran, who has extensive leadership and proven expertise in building some of the travel industry's most recognized brands. He has been responsible for driving performance, growth and profitability for these brands. Dean most recently served as President of Travel Guard Americas and Chief eBusiness Officer of Travel Guard's global operations. Prior to Travel Guard, Dean served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Orbitz for Business and Alliance Marketing for Orbitz Worldwide, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Travel Technologies, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Information Officer of Rosenbluth International, and Chief Strategy Officer at Neon Systems and VerticalNet Inc. Dean earned his MBA from Columbia University with honors, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he was recognized in 2011 with their Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mark H Hooper
Chief Information Officer
Mark has 26 years experience leading IT teams and innovating in the travel industry for Travelocity, Sabre and American Airlines. Mark has spent considerable time extending industry leading travel solutions to the biggest brands in travel as well as developing product and services for the Asian and European markets. Mark's most recent corporate endeavor was as Senior Vice President of System Engineering and Architecture at Iron Mountain where he led an effort to reinvent the IT organization and modernize Iron Mountain's systems and infrastructure. Mark holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M at Commerce. When he is not delving into the next emerging technology trend, Mark spends time with family and friends playing music or riding off-road vehicles.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to GroundLink, Liz was CFO of Kroll Consulting Services a global provider of risk management services. Before Kroll, Liz was CFO of London-based Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA), a world-class provider of global travel products and services. Liz has also held senior finance leadership roles with Fisher Scientific, Warner Lambert & Allied Signal. Liz earned an MBA from Drexel University and BA from The College of New Jersey. Liz and her husband Tom live in New Jersey and enjoy a good time sipping red wine with friends and family.
Chief Technology Officer
Ivan joined GroundLink in 2004 and has more than 10 years of experience in software development and management in the Telecom and Software industries. Before joining GroundLink.net Ivan served for 4 years as a senior software designer in Mobtel which at that time was the largest Serbian mobile carrier. Prior to 2001 Ivan worked on a number of web development projects for B92 a Serbian broadcasting company. Ivan spends his weekends crusing the Danube on a small hand-painted boat. Don't worry—there's good cell reception there.
Vice President, Operations
Tim Penna has worked in operations at GroundLink for over 2 years. In his current capacity he oversees all fleet management, dispatch and customer service operations. Previously, Tim was a consultant at Bain & Company, consulting to Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries. Prior to that, Tim had worked at Google in Account Management. Tim holds an MBA and a BA from Yale University.