Ben Block - CEO
In August 2016, Ben was named CEO of DH Enterprise after a two-year stint on the DH Board. Ben is focused on rapid growth by leveraging technology, exploiting organic channels, and developing strategic partnerships. Prior to joining DH, Ben co-founded Bask Labs, a technology company building data driven solutions for the online food ordering space, later acquired by GrubHub. For the 7 years prior to co-founding Bask, Ben was CTO at W3, Ltd, a London-based Internet company developing brands in the classifieds space. Before joining W3, Ben spent the early part of his career at News Corp, working primarily in the Fox News division, focused on growing their Internet technology capabilities. Ben graduated cum laude from NYU in 1999 with a passion for the Internet and a degree in Economics.
Greg Dejak - SVP, Finance & Operations
Greg is Senior Vice President of Operations for DH Enterprise. A DH veteran, his career began in the role of Financial Controller 13 years ago. Greg has managed the Finance, Operations and Product teams of the organization. Greg’s financial background compliments his passion for maximizing performance and customer satisfaction. Greg continues to serve as the primary executive contact to the external audit team and supports in managing all company risk and policies. Prior to joining DH Greg held various roles in public accounting. Greg holds a BA in Accounting from Towson University and CPA accreditation from the New York State.
Brian Accomando - SVP, Head of Product
Brian is Senior Vice President of Product at DH. He is responsible for product strategy, sourcing, loading, and inventory management for all the brands managed by DH. Brian began his career as the Sales Manager for the Sceptre Tours brand. In 2012, Brian helped launch Great Value Vacations, the new direct-to-consumer brand distributing vacations primarily online. At the time of the Great Value Vacations launch, Brian was responsible for all flash marketing which had a budget of $2 million annually. From 2012 to 2015 Brian helped grow the Great Value Vacations business from $0 in revenue in 2011 to $42 million in 2016. In May of 2017, Brian took on his new role of SVP of Product.
Jeff Klainberg - SVP, Head of Marketing
Jeff is a senior marketing and customer experience professional with 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, digital marketing and digital/mobile/social product development. Jeff served as Head of Digital Experience for OppenheimerFunds, where he was responsible for all digital, mobile, social customer experience for Financial Advisors and Individual and Institutional Investors. Jeff was formerly at American Express, where he was Director of Mobile and Digital Strategy for OPEN, the Small Business unit. Jeff launched the innovative and award-winning OPEN Forum website and managed digital experiences that led to 7 consecutive JD Power Best in Class Awards for Customer Satisfaction for American Express. He started his career on the agency side, in advertising and public relations, included extended time at J. Walter Thompson. Jeff has an MBA from Columbia University.
Ben Braude - Commercial Director
Ben has over 25 years' experience within the Travel Industry and has a proven track record managing and expanding travel businesses. Ben's extensive operations and strategic knowledge enables him a unique perspective on how to capitalize on commercial opportunities. Identifying and expanding on new trends and destinations combined with the ability to transact the whole package from start to finish is one of his specialties. Ben has a unique and commanding network with an astute commercial brain, which has helped Ben throughout his career. Ben is based in London, England and is married with 2 daughters – Ben enjoys nothing more than a holiday!
Chris Accomando - VP, B to B Relationships
Chris first joined DH in 1997 when it was still known as GCS, working alongside his father Bert, the founder of DH. Starting in the reservation sales department and eventually working in every facet of the business. Chris’s role is currently Vice President of B to B Relationships. He is a 20 year veteran of the travel industry. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from the New York Institute of Technology. He resides in Long Island, New York, with his wife and 3 children.
Ciaran Barry - VP, Partnerships
Ciaran is Vice President of Partnerships at DH and Brand Manager of both the Aer Lingus Vacation Store and Perfect Escapes. Ciaran joined DH in 2001 as an Account Executive. As Brand Manager for Aer Lingus Vacation Store and Perfect Escapes, Ciaran is responsible for direct to consumer sales, product development and marketing initiatives. He is also responsible for the profitability and growth of both brands. A native of Cork, Ireland, Ciaran has lived in the United States for 30 years and currently resides in Long Island, New York with his wife and 3 children.