ATLANTA—Ellis Connolly has been appointed as the new VP, hospitality sales for The Rainmaker Group.
Connolly’s range of experience includes executive sales and business development roles with both start-ups and large enterprise organizations within the global hotel and travel sector. He also brings extensive experience in building market penetration for hotel analytics products to his new role at Rainmaker.
Prior to joining the Rainmaker team, Connolly served as chief revenue officer for TrustYou, a global travel technology company in online reputation management and review monitoring. He originally joined TrustYou as VP of sales for the Americas and Australia, and was responsible for leading the company’s global sales and go-to-market strategy.
Connolly also previously served as senior sales director for Cvent, where he led the sales team focused on meetings and groups. Prior to this experience, Connolly was the director of sales and marketing for Aramark, a global provider of food services, facilities and uniforms to the travel industry.
Based in San Diego, Connolly will be responsible for leading the company’s hospitality sales organization and for making its revenue management and profit optimization solutions accessible to more hotels and resorts worldwide.