SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Doug Masi, Mat Mathews, Newswire, David Smith, Tim Crawford

News Feed Item

Thing5 Names Chris Rockett as SVP of Global Sales

Thing5 LLC, the leader in modernizing telephony for the hospitality industry and world-class provider of contact center services, announced today that it has appointed Chris Rockett Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Mr. Rockett is an accomplished sales executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He will be responsible for sales strategy and will immediately begin hiring a team of sales professionals to address the company’s significant opportunities throughout North America and Western Europe.

Previously, Mr. Rockett served as the Executive VP, Americas for TravelClick where he led the company’s Americas growth from start-up to $180MM in annual sales. He has also held executive positions with Anasazi, Inc., RezSolutions Inc. and Loews Hotels.

“Chris has consistently demonstrated forward-thinking that produces strong, sustainable results while driving top and bottom-line benefits,” stated David Thor, Thing5 President and CEO. “Chris’ expertise will be very important to Thing5 as we continue to create and deliver market leading solutions for our clients and we are delighted that he has joined our team.”

“It is a pleasure to be joining an organization that is a leader in its space with a pioneering yet proven solution set,” commented Mr. Rockett. “I am excited to build on the culture of innovation that exists at Thing5.” The company plans to build a team of account executives in major-metro areas throughout the US.

About Thing5 LLC

Thing5 is a leading provider of next-generation telephony solutions for the hospitality industry. Its offerings allow hoteliers to streamline operations and reduce costs while modernizing telecommunications infrastructure and delivers unprecedented access to voice channel data. Thing5 solutions include a fully featured suite of cloud-based telephony services including SIP trunking, PBX, voicemail, call accounting, auto-attendant, guest mobile device integration, support for legacy telecommunications systems, customized reservations, PBX operator, loyalty program support, social media services and advanced analytics for the traditional and mobile voice channels for hotels of all sizes and classes, independent and branded.

Thing5 solutions are deployed at thousands of hotels worldwide.

For more information about its hospitality solutions, contact Carol Guerra, VP of Marketing at (413) 241.2510 or visit

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.