Marc’s Mission: To help ambitious IT Pros dramatically improve the relationship between IT and the business.
Rain Partners was established by Marc J. Schiller in 2003 and as the Managing Partner, he continues to be the driving force behind the firm. Prior to establishing Rain Partners, Marc held a number of senior positions in the consulting industry, including serving as a global practice area leader for IBM Business Consulting Services as well as a Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
He has consulted to the biopharmecutical and healthcare industries for more than 15 years and has worked with many of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Roche, AstraZeneca, Bayer and Teva.
Over the past 25+ years Marc has lived (and served clients) in Europe, Asia and North America. He currently resides in Westchester, NY. Mr. Schiller holds a B.A. degree in the Social Sciences and an M.S. degree in Computer Science.
Marc has spent more than two decades consulting in IT Strategy and Leadership to the world’s leading companies across three continents. His Fortune 500 client list has included companies such a Bayer, Pfizer and American Express, and many of his clients have gone on to successful CIO careers around the globe.
Author, Thought Leader and IT Leadership Authority
Marc’s ground-breaking book, The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders, has been widely acclaimed by IT Leaders as an essential handbook that “…gives you in 160 pages what it usually takes you 20 years to learn in the school of hard knocks.”
As a thought leader in the industry, Marc writes columns for a variety of publications and his work currently appears in Tech Republic, where he writes an IT Leadership column; in CIO Insight, where he writes for the Expert Voices section; and in eWeek, where he is the Career columnist.
Acclaimed Speaker and Seminar Leader
Marc J. Schiller has an industry-wide reputation for exceptional presentations that bring myth-breaking ideas around IT Strategy and Leadership to his audiences. His talks immerse listeners in transformational experiences that transcend the acquisition of skills, knowledge and tools…and foster professional, intellectual and personal development.
Thanks to his unique understanding of the culture of IT, Marc leaves attendees nodding their heads in excited agreement. Finally, someone who totally “gets IT” is in your corner when it comes to dealing with the business issues.
Marc is a dynamic, compelling and often funny speaker, who can keep a room of 1,000 as tightly focused and on point as a room of 40. His talks are often described as “worth the whole price of the conference” by attendees because the information he shares is so practical and actionable, having a wide-ranging impact once you begin to apply it. His use of real industry case studies and anecdotes, based on 25 years experience as an IT consultant, strategist and career mentor bring his lessons to life.
The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders Book
by Marc J. Schiller
Just as information technology takes center stage in the global economy, IT leaders and professionals are struggling to find their place. Many report feeling unappreciated by colleagues, separate and apart from the business, and left out of the strategic planning of the business. Worse still, traditional IT industry pundits and business press regularly predict the imminent demise of the CIO.
“The 11 Secrets gives you in 160 pages what it usually takes you 20 years to learn in the school of hard knocks. Distilled into a clear system, this material will help IT professionals and managers build more successful and rewarding careers. You don’t just read the 11 Secrets once and put it away. You go back to it for reference, like a trusted cookbook.” – Michael LaBianca VP Global Strategy, American Express