Press Release: Angie Grissom named in Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting is an annual list that recognizes members of the accounting industry that are making the biggest impact on the current and future states of the profession.


Nashville, TN, September 13, 2018 Angie Grissom, President of The Rainmaker Companies, has been named to Accounting Today’s The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for the seventh consecutive year. Accounting Today’s annual list seeks to recognize and acknowledge the individuals who are making the biggest impact in the industry. “Being named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list is not in itself meant as praise – rather, it’s what we hope is a clear-eyed assessment of the individuals who are having the biggest impact on the current state and the future direction of the profession,” explains Accounting Today. The creators of the list also believe “this year’s roster may be one of the most influential ever”, another testament to Angie’s accomplishments.

Angie has long been making an impact in the accounting industry and offers some advice to young accountants looking to establish themselves in the profession: “What an incredible industry to be in!  You have an opportunity to learn and develop and contribute to the future of this profession. Find something you are passionate about learning, dig deep, find great mentors inside and outside of the profession, raise your hand and volunteer to make a difference in your firm, with your clients and in the community. Never stop learning, never stop growing.”

The publication highlights Grissom as a “foremost consultant in the industry on growth, business development, culture and practice management” and highlights The Rainmaker Companies by mentioning the focus on continued expansion of training offerings in the industry.

Grissom, who joined Rainmaker in 2001, has been President of the firm since 2013. She is a member of the CPA Consultants Alliance, The New Horizon Group, Association of Accounting Marketing, Nashville Rotary and the Coalition of Professional Service Providers. Grissom earned a B.B.A. in 2000 and has continued with MBA studies at Middle Tennessee State University. She and her husband Chad have two sons.

Accounting Today’s editorial team reviewed candidates and selected the Top 100. To access the entire list, visit the publication’s website.

About The Rainmaker Companies

The Rainmaker Companies is a leading provider of training, consulting and alliance services that support professional service firms in the growth of their people and practices. The unique composition of services enable Rainmaker to provide clients with full service support and expertise to help them overcome the barriers to growth and achieve their goals. For more information, visit