VacationRoost Snags Former Orbitz Executive For Board, an online marketplace for vacation rental properties, reported Tuesday that Michael Sands has joined its board of directors. Sands, the Park City, Utah-based company said, is the former chief operating officer for online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide, a position he accepted after Orbitz's 2004 sale to Cendant. said Sands left Orbitz in 2006 and currently works in private equity, investing in the travel and e-commerce sectors. Before Orbitz, he held senior marketing positions at General Motors, Giant Step and Leo Burnett. He also sits on the board of