Rainmaker Appoints Steve Cover VP of Software Development

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Former Microsoft Exec to Lead Product Teams, Oversee QA and Business Intelligence

Steve Cover, Vice President of Software Development

My goal is to strengthen Rainmaker’s world class R&D and quality assurance team, and drive product innovations that increase client revenue.

The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated profit optimization software and services for the multifamily housing, gaming and hospitality industries, appointed Steve Cover as Vice President of Software Development. Cover will lead the LRO™ and revolution™ product development groups, as well as quality assurance and business intelligence teams. Click here for more information on Rainmaker’s profit optimization products.

Listen to the marketplace and customers to innovate new solutions
“Steve will coordinate Rainmaker’s product development and identify processes that enable our systems to create greater revenue optimization opportunities for clients,” said Bruce Barfield, Rainmaker’s president. “Rainmaker is fortunate to have Steve. His extensive software management experience and track record of innovation will help us listen to the marketplace as we evolve new solutions faster and refine our quality assurance processes.”

Former lead for Microsoft Office Mobile, Peachtree Accounting to innovate products that increase client revenue
“My goal is to strengthen Rainmaker’s world class R&D and quality assurance team, and drive product innovations that increase client revenue,” Cover said. “I will listen to users to learn what they want in our future systems and focus on internal processes that enable us to respond to client needs faster. I will also develop technical roadmaps for our products that track with user needs and extend our leadership into the future.”

Prior to joining Rainmaker, Cover was Vice President of Research and Development for the Peachtree Accounting organization at Sage. His teams shipped award winning products and received the Global Sage Innovation Award for delivering tools to provide an extraordinary customer experience. Before joining Sage, Steve led Microsoft’s Office Mobile development organization and worked on products that included Windows Mobile, Microsoft PhotoDraw, and Microsoft Image Composer. Steve is co-author of six technology patents incorporated in Microsoft products. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Furman University and earned an M.S. in Computer Graphics from Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Rainmaker
The Rainmaker Group – a Microsoft Silver Partner software and services company – is an industry-leading provider of revenue management and profit optimization solutions to owners/operators in the multifamily housing and gaming/hospitality industries. Rainmaker software, coupled with professional business consulting services, enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases and helps operators of casino hotels and other hospitality enterprises secure the most valuable customers to increase their profitability. Rainmaker software delivers real results for operators such as Archstone, AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities and a number of other leading companies. Gaming/Hospitality clients include leading casino/hotel organizations such as Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Caesars Entertainment, IP Casino Resort Biloxi, Isle of Capri Casinos, MGM Resorts International, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Wynn Las Vegas and many others. Headquartered in northern Atlanta, GA, Rainmaker is a solid, profitable, rapidly growing, privately held company. For more information, go to http://www.LetItRain.com.

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