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Rainmaker

A valuable employee, manager or subcontracted person who brings new business to a company.

Rainmaker

Informal; a facilitator of a deal. The term especially applies to an employee whose sole duty is to bring in new business from wealthy clients. That is, the rainmaker meets with potential clients and convinces them to come to business with the rainmaker's company. See also: Finder's Fee.

rainmaker

A brokerage firm employee who brings a wealthy client base to the business.
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Sacred virgins, rain makers and spirit mediums occupy a position which is more or less horizontal in the hierarchy of supremacy: Tavada says that, "Takazosvika pamaguta namamana aigara manyusa, mbonga navagari vokushandira Zame." (We arrived at some sections of the shrine where the rain makers, the sacred virgins and those people that at the service of Zame at the shrine resided), (Mutasa, 1990: 80).
The Manyusa or rain makers are the men who reside at the shrine together with the Mbonga and the other people who will be serving there.
This transaction marks yet another significant achievement for Michaels, who has become one of the country's leading deal and rain makers.
In July 2004, Zhoukou city officials claimed that rain makers in Pingdingshan overseeded clouds so that the latter city enjoyed rainfall that should have been Zhoukou's.
We launched into a complex discussion with one of the rain makers for the firm.