Rain Partners helps IT leaders excel
at the art & science of IT leadership.

Our Firm

Rain Partners is a consulting and professional development firm that helps IT leaders and their teams dramatically improve performance as measured by stakeholders.

Using our methods, materials and services, IT leaders enjoy a boost in influence with stakeholders, improved project outcomes, and increased financial rewards for their contributions.

Rain Partners’ outstanding results for clients stem from our focus on the stakeholder relationship as the key to exceptional IT performance. Our methods and materials provide the concrete deliverables and the “soft” leadership and management competencies that drive success for IT leaders and their teams. These methods and competencies are traditionally not part of IT leadership development and have been hard for IT leaders to learn. Until now.


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Firm Leadership


Marc Schiller is the founder and Managing Partner of Rain Partners, LLC. He is a leading voice and thinker on IT leadership and management. His widely acclaimed book, The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders, broke new ground regarding the most significant management challenges facing IT leaders today – and how to address them.

Marc’s relentless focus on stakeholder engagement, management frameworks and creative communications has helped dozens of IT leaders gain a seat at the management table.

Marc proudly calls himself an IT guy who started out in the trenches of system development. A former partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and global practice leader for IBM, Marc has worked with, and learned from, the world’s leading CIO’s on three continents.

Bring Marc to your next event as an engaging keynote speaker or for his top-notch interactive workshops. Marc’s talks offer concrete tools that IT Pros and their departments can put to work on their own immediately produce wide-ranging positive changes.


Lee Reese has 20 years of experience in corporate communications, process and program development. At Rain Partners, she oversees delivery of the firm’s consulting engagements and program content. She is passionate about translating high-level strategy to real-world operating frameworks and tangible metrics, and she is an expert at driving strategic and operational benefits to clients in the functional areas of operations administration, communications, human resources, marketing and sales.

Lee has worked with senior leaders across pharmaceutical, biotech, telecommunications, and financial services industries. She has built her corporate resume in Fortune 300 hospitality / entertainment and travel arenas. With specialization in IT organization, her projects span organization design and transformation, product design, operating processes, management frameworks, executive communications, and professional-development programs.

In addition to Rain Partners, Lee consulted with Pricewaterhouse Coopers / IBM and Archstone Consulting. Lee holds an MA from Tulane University and dual BA degrees from Converse College. Lee is based in Atlanta, Georgia

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