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Change at the top for Cendant

David Falter is being named president of Galileo Americas. Falter most recently served as the president of sister Cendant company, Orbitz for Business | Travelport. 

In this role, Falter is responsible for the Galileo Americas Sales, Marketing, and Operations. His responsibilities also include the corporate direct business - providing Galileo services to corporations.  Falter will continue to report to Ken Esterow, president and CEO of Cendant Travel Distribution Services’ Travel Industry Services Americas group.

“Dave has a strong track record of business innovation and entrepreneurial success,” said Ken Esterow.  “His combination of strategic vision, marketing and sales savvy, technology acumen and operational skill make him the right person to lead Galileo Americas into its next stage of growth.” Esterow added, “His industry experience will directly benefit Galileo’s travel agency and corporate customers and his experience within TDS will make for a smooth transition.”

Falter commented: “I look forward to leading our dedicated Americas team in delivering industry leading content, distribution programs and new merchandizing and retailing solutions to our customers.”

Dean Sivley has moved in as the new chief operating officer and general manager of Orbitz for Business | Travelport.


As COO and general manager of Orbitz for Business | Travelport, Sivley is responsible for sales and marketing, product and technology, supplier relationships, customer care and management of the business.

“Dean’s first-hand experience with the retail travel environment provides him with a keen understanding of the needs and issues facing small, mid- and large-sized corporations and all travel agency segments, ” said Esterow. “He recognizes the need to offer a solution that delivers the strengths of both online and traditional models.  He also understands the critical need to optimize cost savings, enhance choice and provide superior, proactive customer care for corporations and their traveling employees. This will serve him well in his leadership of Orbitz for Business | Travelport.”