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Clear Chain Travel

Clear Chain Travel’s three founders bring a diversity of experience, skills and domain expertise to the company that is unmatched in our competitor firms’ founder groups.

Michael O’Connell

Michael is the CEO of Clear Chain Travel, with responsibility for setting strategic direction, day to day operational decision-making, and serving as the public face and voice of the company in the travel trade media and industry events. Prior to founding CCT, he was the founder and managing partner of 35th Street Partners, a consultancy providing strategic and advisory services to the travel, media, and real estate industries, with a client base including technology service providers, startups, and investors. Michael has a deep network of contacts across the travel technology industry and a track record of executive leadership success. Michael has served in a variety of executive roles with global responsibility for Sabre, Pegasus Solutions, LeisureLink, and American Airlines, specializing in opening new markets, establishing strategic partnerships and M&A activity, and shepherding new technologies to market.

Fred Bean

Fred is the founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of REBEL Travel Corporation, a Miami Beach-based global integrated provider of marketing, technology, and consulting services to travel, tourism, and hospitality companies around the world. In addition to his role with REBEL, Fred is the Chairman of the Board of e-DestinAccess, which provides a comprehensive single meeting management platform for DMCs, Hotels, Corporations, and Travel Planners, and serves as an Advisor to several travel technology firms and startups including Suiteness, Concilio Labs, VillaKey, and GP Solutions GmbH. Earlier in his career, Fred held varying roles with Hyatt Hotels, Sabre, Worldres.com, Travelocity, Travelweb (which became the hotel platform of Priceline.com), and multi-billion dollar travel conglomerate Cendant Corporation.

Steve Denney

Steve is a co-founder of CityFront Innovations, a Texas-based firm that integrates mobile and web applications with a proprietary platform technology to enable local governments to leverage artificial intelligence and blockchain which links city services in a single mobile engagement platform. Steve also serves as a co-founder and principal at Marquedia Marketing Solutions, which specializes in offering integrated and holistic technology solutions for digital marketing. Steve successfully exited his prior software business when he sold Web Active Directory, an identity management software business in 2015 after building it from a single product to five integrated Active Directory self-service modules. Steve’s experience in the travel industry includes various management roles in Travelocity, including General Manager of Travelocity Canada and a variety of sales and management roles with American Airlines.