Comvest Partners’ GroundLink names new CEO

GroundLink, a portfolio company of Comvest Partners, said Wednesday that it has named Dean Sivley as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Previously, Sivley served as president of Travel Guard Americas and chief ebusiness officer of Travel Guard’s global operations. Headquartered in New York City, GroundLink is a next generation car service.


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
GroundLink, the next generation car service, is excited to announce the appointment of Dean Sivley to the role of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Member of the Board of Directors. An industry veteran, Sivley brings extensive travel experience, leadership and proven expertise in building some of the travel industry’s most recognized brands. The appointment of Sivley, as CEO of GroundLink, signals GroundLink’s continued strategy of growing and expanding the ground transportation company that delivers an industry leading user experience through its website and mobile application.
“I am delighted to lead GroundLink. This is an opportunity for me to become a part of its growing presence in the corporate travel industry while leveraging GroundLink’s nationwide and international network of ground transportation service providers,” said Mr. Sivley. “GroundLink continues to innovate and transform the landscape of the ground transportation industry through the use of technology, and I look forward to being a part of that transformation.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Dean to GroundLink. He has demonstrated leadership and success in driving growth at some of the leading businesses in the travel industry,” noted Tom Clark, Managing Director of Comvest Partners, the private equity firm that acquired GroundLink approximately three years ago. “We look forward to working with him to help lead GroundLink to new levels of success.”
Sivley most recently served as President of Travel Guard Americas and Chief eBusiness Officer of Travel Guard’s global operations. Under his leadership as President of Travel Guard Americas, he focused on the strategic growth and profitability of travel insurance distribution in the United States, Canada and South America. As Chief eBusiness Officer, Sivley launched a globalized ecommerce distribution strategy for Travel Guard Worldwide. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Orbitz for Business and Alliance Marketing for Orbitz Worldwide. His additional travel industry experience includes serving as 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.
GroundLink’s award-winning technology is changing the way that business travelers and travel managers book and manage ground transportation. With availability worldwide, multiple booking options including online, by phone or via mobile app, best-in-class operations and a central web-based dashboard for travel managers to view their organization’s ground transportation spend, upcoming and completed rides, overall spend and a breakdown of the company’s top routes, GroundLink is focused on ease of use, convenience and trackability.
About GroundLink
GroundLink is the next generation car service that leverages a proprietary technology platform to provide easy, reliable and consistent ground transportation for business travelers worldwide. The GroundLink Mobile App was cited by USA Today as best in class. GroundLink was also named as a finalist in the Golden Bridge Awards for Innovations in Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Travel, and awarded the ODIGEO Award for Travel Innovation and the Creative Alliance Award for Travel Innovation by leading travel industry firm, PhoCusWright. GroundLink has teams in North America and Europe with headquarters in New York, NY. To learn more visit