Deem Announces Appointment of Technology and Security Industry Leaders

Company Accelerates Growth with Addition of New Team Members

San Francisco, Calif., April 18, 2018 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, announced today the appointment of Eddie Bridgers as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, and Hoshedar Mana as Chief Information Security Officer.

"We are pleased about the recent additions to Deem and are confident that these new team members will help us meet our customer needs for world-class data security and compliance and drive at a faster rate,” said John Rizzo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “In today’s climate of increasing data security threats, our customers expect that Deem is a trusted partner in protecting their assets and those of their travelers.”

Bridgers has leadership experience in IT solutions that are transformative, ERP, SaaS, business intelligence, security, risk and CRM software products. Prior to Deem, Bridgers served as Vice President Sales and Operations North America for Pivot3, a company in the software-defined data center solutions. Bridgers has held sales leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and a variety of startups including an IPO exit with TenFold Corp.  

"Business travelers are demanding instant, dynamic, and personalized travel solutions, and corporations need to control costs and ensure traveler safety,” said Bridgers. “Our team is improving the travel management experience with the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that enhance the personalized solutions to anyone using the Deem platform, including travel buyers, travel management companies, travelers and suppliers.” 

Mana is an executive with global experience in governance and controls with industry-wide experience in managing Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security and Compliance. Mana is an innovative leader and change agent focused on Information Security in several global enterprise companies. Prior to Deem, Mana served as the Head of AIG’s Operational Risk, Process Adherence, Security & Privacy for its Captive Shared Services globally. He has also held leadership position at Oracle, Avon Products and others at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers assurance and advisory practice globally.

“Serving our customers is more than just offering great products, it’s about protecting their data and ensuring Deem’s systems and security are up to the task of defending against emerging threats in the market,” said Mana. “Our customers know we have the expertise, product innovation and security structure to support their business and travelers.”

Deem continues to make significant enhancements on top of existing technology, providing travel booking solutions with speeds three times faster than industry competitors and functionality that saves corporations thousands of dollars a year in re-used tickets and boosts employee productivity.

“We set the bar higher than anyone in the industry,” said Rizzo. “Our Work Fource Travel platform rivals consumer online booking tools, all while providing comprehensive and in-policy travel itineraries.”

Millions of travelers using Deem Work Fource, 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 24-hour check-in. 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.