Frank Melville is the Chief Strategy Officer and one of the founding members of Phonesuite Direct. Frank leads the corporate vision, with direct involvement in product innovation and is a trusted advisor to Phonesuite customers. Frank was born into the hotel industry, having lived behind the front desk of his parents’ 60-room boutique hotel in Colorado’s ski country. His passion for the hospitality industry and deep understanding of both telephony and hospitality drives Phonesuite’s success. More importantly, his dedication to building trust relationships with channel partners and end-users and his commitment to exceeding customer expectations has contributed to the reputation of excellence that Phonesuite has achieved.
Frank’s history in hotel communications technology began with the development of various mission-critical software solutions for hoteliers, including an early Property Management System (PMS) and a software-based hotel call accounting system. The success of the call accounting system, which he grew to over 700 hotel customers, resulted in the sale of this technology to TEL Electronics in 1990. Continuing his commitment to hotel technology solutions, Frank also developed other general business telephony applications, which were merged into Phonesuite. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Frank added electrical and computer engineering skills to his liberal arts education through graduate work at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering (BSEE) and at Case Western Reserve University (MSEE).