Client Successes Let’s Write Your Story

See how Rainmaker’s unique solutions fast-tracked the growth of these top companies and brought tangible, lasting results.


Reynolds + Rowella

“The Rainmaker Companies have been an integral part of our success. Their knowledge and understanding of our industry and of our company have made it so that we can bring the business to the next level.”

Frank Rowella, Managing Partner



“Their insight into the CPA profession has made an impact on how I practice, and more specifically, the growth I have experienced in gaining new clients and increasing my current client’s satisfaction with my services.”

Hal (Buzz) Coons III, Partner

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Clark Schaefer Hackett

“Since graduating from the Rainmaker program, I have been able to leverage the skills I learned to increase new business sales in consecutive years. In the fiscal year leading up to my promotion, I sold just under $200,000 in new business across several service lines.”

Lance Drummond, Principal

Jackson Thornton

Jackson Thornton

“Through the Strategic Growth Advisor relationship, Rainmaker has been a tremendous resource to us by helping us focus our efforts on the deliverables that we wanted.”

Terry Mitchell, Principal



“Always responsive. Always professional. Their leadership & BD training are second to none. HCAA would not be where it is today without Rainmaker.”

Jim White, Partner



“I have been a part of various trainings focused on sales and business development. Probably the most focused, formal training I have received was The Rainmaker Academy. During the program, I was able to close the deal on over $800,000 worth of business.”

Sandy Shoemaker, Partner

HSMC Orizon

HSMC Orizon

“Rainmaker has provided us with valuable tools and advice that help keep us moving in the right direction. They have helped us focus on our business strategy, build a growth plan that supports it, and implement our plan so we’re actively pursuing growth and change.”

Gary Hawkins, Chairman of the Board

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Richards, Witt & Charles, LLP

“The Rainmaker group provides a valuable resource to the niche groups and I have gained many long-time friends and contacts in the same areas on concentrations as I specialize in.”

Joel Ackerman, Tax Manager



“I can’t tell you how much this experience has meant to me. Hands down it has been the best training program I have ever participated in. Thank you for an outstanding experience. Clearly one of the best business investments I’ve ever made!”

Bradford Hatchett, Partner

Plante Moran

Plante Moran

“Even though I’ve done hundreds of presentations throughout my career, the focus, approach, and tips promoted by the Rainmaker Academy have made a major improvement in my effectiveness.”

Blake Roe, Partner

Coulter & Justus, P.C.

Coulter & Justus, P.C.

“The Rainmaker Academy program provides the perfect structure on which to base our business development efforts. Without question, it provides outstanding professional development opportunities and a very high return on our investment of time and money.”

Mike Parton,
Managing Principal


CST Group

“The Rainmaker Academy has changed my behavior. I spend more time in my week reaching out to prospects and referrals.  It is something that I am doing as part of my every day. It has been a huge help in allowing more time for connecting with others.”

Kathy Jensen,

Wipfli LLP

Wipfli LLP

“Being a part of Rainmaker has been both mind-changing and habit-changing. It makes one accountable for the activities one knows they should be doing, but without Rainmaker, they may let opportunities slip by.”

Terri Cogan, Senior Manager


Faulkner Mackie & Cochran

“You challenged me, you pushed me, you made me better equipped to market myself and my firm, and for that I thank you. The new reality is that I am a better professional today than I was 18 months ago when this journey began.”

Ward Austin,
Senior Manager



“I could not be more happy with The Rainmaker Academy program. Using skills learned in the class, I am getting referrals on a regular basis, selling new projects to existing clients and bringing in new clients to the firm. If you put in the work, this class will pay for itself.”

Reed Chase,