The Rainmaker Group, a leading supplier of automated profit optimization software and services for the gaming/hospitality industry, named veteran executive Chris Clement as director of hospitality sales. Clement will spearhead sales initiatives of GroupREV, Rainmaker’s sales empowerment tool for group forecasting and pricing.
“There is no other software like GroupREV in the world,” said Clement, whose career in the hospitality industry started in 1998 as a front desk associate at a Marriott Courtyard while attending George Mason University.
In 2005, Clement was promoted to senior sales manager with Marriott International, eventually helping lead the global sales efforts where he managed six of the hospitality conglomerate’s largest accounts. Two of his 13 years with Marriott International were in revenue management, where he was an active participant in the rollout of Marriott’s forecasting and group-pricing tool.
Clement’s career also includes a two-year stint with Cvent, Inc., a publicly held software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, among the largest in the meetings technology industry.
“When I sat down with Bruce and Tammy, read the Rainmaker website, learned about its culture, and then when I overlaid my background, both on the sales side as well as in revenue management using a tool very much like GroupREV, it just seemed to be a great fit,” Clement said. “The other day I joked with my wife that this position was almost created for me.”