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Five9 Expands into Caribbean and Latin America, Hires Seasoned Sales Director Keith Bennett

Cloud Contact Center Software Company Invests in Growing Region

San Ramon, Calif. –January 7, 2013 – Five9, the leader in cloud contact center software, has added experienced Sales Director Keith Bennett to help drive expansion into the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA).

"The global demand for cloud contact center solutions is increasing. CRM Magazine recently wrote an article based on research from Frost & Sullivan claiming the Latin America contact center market is booming. By tapping into Keith's deep contact center expertise and extensive market knowledge, Five9 will be able to rapidly expand our business in this key region."
Mike Burkland, president and CEO, Five9

An industry veteran, Bennett has more than 14 years of experience in the US and Latin American contact center markets:

  • At TouchStar Software, Bennett led software sales and consulting for premise and cloud call center applications, driving sales and partnerships with outsourced centers such as Cable and Wireless Panama, BPO of Guatemala, DIGITEX, Crossfire Marketing USA, and Charitable Resource Foundation. He was also responsible for developing the companies cable, newspaper, mortgage, insurance and fundraising vertical markets.
  • At Stratasoft Corporation, Bennett managed premise and cloud based call center software sales including digital recording, IP PBX, CRM, IVR, ACD, predictive dialing and workforce management. He was also responsible for channel management in the US, Central America and Latin America.
  • In addition, Bennett held management positions at TeleDirect International, Aspect Communications, Syntellect, and MCI International.

"Five9's cloud contact center solution helps companies eliminate the hassle and expense of old premise-based solutions. I look forward to accelerating the adoption of Five9’s solutions in the rapidly growing region of Latin America."
Keith Bennett, sales director for Caribbean and Latin America, Five9

About Five9

Five9 is the largest pure cloud contact center software provider with more than 1,600 customers and facilitating more than 3 billion calls per year. The Five9 Virtual Contact Center and Predictive Dialer are revolutionizing the contact center industry, bringing the power of the cloud to customer service and sales organizations around the globe. The company gives enterprises of all sizes access to sophisticated and innovative contact center solutions quickly, at a cost of ownership far lower than traditional premise-based solutions. For more information on Five9, please visit or call 1-800-553-8159.

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