What our clients and
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Client Testimonials

“In today’s hype-driven world, the words ‘visionary’ and ‘thought leader’ are overused and often applied without merit. But, once in a while you do meet someone who has actually earned this description. Marc Schiller is that person. His compelling programs are rich in content, insight and practical applications.”

DR. CHARLES POPPER
Former CIO, Merck

“Rain Partners help in expressing our digital strategy, and in particular with regard to the digital experience of our stakeholder and the creation of our new operation model, has helped our organization transform itself and each of these elements make up critical components of our IT vision and strategy.”

OFER ZELMANOVICH
VP Global IT Operations

“When I presented the project you helped us with at our national sales meeting I was interrupted by applause three times.”

DOUGLAS J. KOCH
Director, Information Technology, MGK

“Marc’s workshops are engaging and entertaining, yet at the same time deadly serious and content rich. It’s like he’s packaged up 25 years of experience just for you.”

TODD WILLIAMSON
Vice President

“I got more out of 45 minutes with Marc than I have from any of the strategic professional development programs I have attended in the last 18 months.”

AMY WANG
Executive Director, University Of Michigan

“ ... a phenomenal mentor, who raised my game, and quite literally changed the course of my career.”

DAVE HARRINGTON
Senior Program Manager & Consultant, T3 Worldwide

“ ... someone who deeply understands technology, yet who also grasps critical business imperatives. This combination is indeed scarce.”

TONY CALANCA
Former Executive Vice President, Exhibitions

“Marc’s rich background provides fuel and great inspiration for the creation of vision and ideas.”

DR. BERNHARD SPIEGEL
Global Vice President

“Marc’s creativity and insight is tightly coupled to the real-world needs ... He translates vision into real value for clients.”

ADAM KLABER
CEO, Performance Matters, LLC

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Book Reviews

“The 11 Secrets get to the heart of what matters most for success in IT. In today’s hyper-speed technology environment, IT managers need to accelerate their learning curve about what works and what doesn’t. The 11 Secrets can get you to success faster.”

JONATHAN REICHENTAL, PHD
CIO, City Of Palo Alto

“If you are an IT project manager or team leader that wants to advance and to avoid the stumbling blocks that trip up so many in this field, then read The 11 Secrets. Your journey to success will be faster and less stressful.”

KATE BASS
Former CIO, Valspar
(Computerworld 100 Premier IT Leader)

“The 11 Secrets are especially valuable for wrestling with the problem of how to effectively market IT to your stakeholder community. Phenomenally insightful; this is EQ for IT leaders. Whether for strategic decision making or guiding day-to-day operations, I’m already putting it to work.”

JIM KORCYKOSKI
Enterprise Chief Technology Officer,
Nationwide Insurance

“I picked up The 11 Secrets to read on vacation thinking ‘Here we go with yet another IT book.’ I’m not sure who was more surprised at how much I enjoyed it, my kids or me. Suffice it to say, within a few pages I found myself underlining and dog tagging highlighting key messages and thinking ‘this is definitely not the typical IT management book.’ The unique value of this book, and the system Marc presents, is the tangible roadmap it provides for aspiring professionals and managers to follow in order to succeed in this demanding field.”

LORI BEER
Managing Director Global Technology,
JPMorgan Chase

“The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders is a must read for anyone who aspires to be a respected, trusted, and listened-to leader in IT. Marc provides practical step by step advice borne from a career spent counseling IT professionals.”

PAUL PAPAS
Global Smart Commerce Leader

“What makes this book stand out as a particularly valuable resource for IT managers and leaders are the many real-life, no punches pulled examples that fill the pages. It’s these real-world experiences that bring the concepts to life and provide an anchor for real learning for them.”

ANDREW KELEMEN
Senior IT Executive - Chief Technologist

“If you are an IT leader working to have demonstrable impact with your business partners, this book is a great handbook. It will provide you with the skills you need to succeed."

GREG VALDEZ
Former CIO, CA Technologies

“A lot of people talk about providing a road map to success as an IT leader but Marc really does provide that. Not only figuratively but literally. The 11 Secrets is filled with content that you think you may know but when you read it you will find a refreshingly challenging new approach to solving the critical challenges IT leaders face today. It didn’t just get me thinking, it got me to quickly take some important steps to raise my groups game one notch higher."

SHAUN BRAUN
Vice President, Group Information Officer

“This book will take you on a journey that will not only validate and make sense of your experiences of the past, but will lay out a path for you to achieve your career goals of the future. Extremely relevant for aspiring IT managers and professionals. I plan to give a copy to all of my direct reports."

JOE ABIDAOUD
CIO, HudBay Minerals Inc. (Computerworld
100 Premier IT Leader)

“By far the best IT-related content I have read in a long, long time; presented in a simple, lucid and effective style."

M. MUKHERJEE
General Manager IT, ArcelorMittal UAE

“Inspiring. I threw The 11 Secrets into my bag heading out on vacation not really expecting to get to it. I ended up reading it cover to cover even fighting off much-needed sleep on the plane to soak up every last page."

JESSICA CARROLL
Service Operations Executive, Alliant Technologies

“This book addresses one of the most important root causes of success or failure for IT professionals: the ability to influence peers, customers, stakeholders, and executives in IT-related matters. Whether you are a CIO today, hoping to be one tomorrow, or just want to do great work in our field, you will find this book to be a very valuable resource."

EDWARD D. RICKS
Senior VP And CIO, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

“There are plenty of IT management books that talk in generalities. What makes The 11 Secrets stand out is the very tangible and practical method it presents. In particular, Marc delivers on the most important (and usually the most difficult) task for IT manager, i.e., how to build effective relationships with business stakeholders."

KEN CORLESS
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

“Building the right skills in senior IT managers is an important job for the CIO. This road map provides a clear set of steps for building those skills and achieving the influence IT leaders need to be effective with their stakeholders."

DAN RAINEY
CIO/Information Technology Director, City Of Detroit
Water And Sewerage Department