Kayak.com's "Dream Team" of Travel adds another player to its all-star roster by today announcing the appointment of marketing guru Dean Harris, 55, as Chief Marketing Officer. At Kayak.com, Harris will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing activities and overseeing a multi-million dollar marketing budget.

"This is a tremendous coup for Kayak.com and the travel search space," said Steve Hafner, CEO and co-founder of Kayak.com. "We hired the country's top engineers to build the most innovative travel product on the Web and now we've recruited a Brandweek Marketer of the Year to make Kayak.com a household name. Dean has a proven track record for building great brands and we're confident he will make Kayak.com the consumer's first stop for travel research."

Harris brings more than 25 years of advertising, marketing and brand building experience to Kayak.com. He was most recently the global CMO/ Chief Brand Officer of Vonage, the leading Internet phone service provider, where he led all marketing initiatives including branding, offline and online communications, strategic partnerships and customer acquisition. His marketing and branding efforts grew the company from 3,000 customers to over one million in less than 34 months, achieving 300+ percent growth from 2004-2005 with marketing and branding initiatives.

"Kayak.com is one of the fastest growing sites on the Web and in less than two years has redefined the way people research and book travel," said Harris. "Meta-search has been embraced by savvy travelers and early adopters but has yet to realize its full potential. My focus will be on taking Kayak.com to the next level with a dynamic integrated marketing approach. Kayak.com will be the travel industry's next great brand."

Prior to his position at Vonage, Harris was the CMO at CarDay.com, a bricks-and-clicks used car exchange. In the late 1990s he was Senior Vice President of marketing for HotJobs.com, a leading job search site, where he managed a $50 million marketing budget. Harris also founded and ran his own full service ad agency with accounts that included Coca Cola, Citibank, Nestle, Sotheby's and M&M Mars. Harris earned a MBA in Marketing and International Business from the Columbia Business School, a MIA in South Asian Studies from the Columbia School of International Affairs, and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College.