CHICAGO (June 6, 2019) – Industry leader Cloud5 Communications continues to grow its business development team with the appointment of Tara Dean as a Director of Business Development. Dean draws upon 15 years of technology experience and a deep knowledge of High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA), converged networks, telephony and software solutions to offer Cloud5’s comprehensive line of communication products to lodging customers in the Western U.S.

Prior to joining Cloud5, Dean served as the top selling account director with Sunray Technology Ventures, a hospitality network design and management company specializing in serving full-service, upscale and boutique hotels. For more than eight years, she was responsible for managing customer relationships and meeting the high expectations luxury and conference properties have for HSIA. Most notably, Dean was responsible for maintaining and growing Sunray’s portfolio of Starwood company-managed hotels focused in the Western U.S. and securing preferred vendor status with a variety of brands.

“Cloud5 is honored to have such a well-respected professional as Tara, with her reputation for customer service excellence and proven expertise, join our business development team. Her experience with Starwood and high-touch approach of offering education and guidance will be well received by our customers,” said Mark Holzberg, President & CEO, Cloud5 Communications.

Dean’s hospitality technology background is rooted in market development at SuperClick where she grew the customer base for HSIA and IP Converged Networks. Prior to SuperClick, she held sales and account management leadership roles with Extreme Integration, Integra Telecom/Electric Lightwave, and Inter-Tel Technologies.

“Cloud5 is considered the leader in providing advanced Internet solutions for the country’s top brand-managed properties. I am excited to step up to become part of the Cloud5 team,” said Dean. “In a highly dynamic market, Cloud5 is perfectly positioned to help hotel operators and owners transform their businesses with disruptive new technology, like the AI-driven Hospitality Dashboard Experience (HDX), and enhanced guest connectivity to compete and win guests in the long game.”

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Dean is a member of HTNG and holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University.