John Rago Joins Rainmaker as President
Rainmaker Cloud (Reston, VA, www.rainmakercloud.com), a leader in cloud technology enablement helping clients transform their businesses through the optimum application of key platforms including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Google Apps and various SaaS solutions, has named John Rago its new president. Rago will draw on a proven track record in diverse senior level positions where he successfully leveraged strong leadership, technical, process optimization and business development skills to drive measurable success across key performance indicators.
“Since our inception in 2002, Rainmaker has stood firm on a foundation of innovative solutions, best practices and longstanding customer relationships built on performance, trust and leading-edge technologies,” said Rainmaker founder and CEO Keith Traweek. “Over the course of his career, John has effectively mirrored our corporate values. His experience and achievements in core areas ranging from sales and marketing to solutions integration, digital asset optimization, and customer relationship management will be critical as Rainmaker moves through its next phase of transformation and continued growth. I am confident that he will be an outstanding leader bringing great value to our customers and our organization.”
Rago last served as Managing Director, Growth & Strategy with LiquidHub (New York, NY), an American multinational corporation focused on helping customers attract, acquire and retain customers through enhanced engagement. At LiquidHub, Rago led all aspects of the firm’s Salesforce practice, delivering high performance go-to-market strategies and then managing the sales and client relationship, building those into high value accounts.
Other recent positions included his role as a Partner with Appirio (New York), where he positioned the company as a strategic partner in digital and cloud technology adoption to leading banks, wealth management firms, insurance companies and capital markets businesses. Additionally, he served as Director of Client Solutions with Silverline (New York, NY), where his deep understanding of data normalization principles and integration technologies facilitated an accelerated sales cycle, improved client solutions and maximum project profitability. While serving as Director of Business Development with Perficient, Inc. (New York, NY) he consistently outperformed his sales quotas earning him multiple “Salesperson of the Year” honors. Other key roles rounding out his executive experience include those with Salesforce.com, Linx Communications, Protect International and Cambridge Technology Partners. In these roles, he worked closely with leading brands such as Fleet Bank, GMAC Real Estate, Kraft Foods, and Office Depot.
Rago holds a Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science from Lehigh University.
He resides in Belle Terre, NY.