rainmaker

Definition

An employee who creates a significant amount of new business to a company. This term is often used in the context of a financial services company, such as a brokerage.

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You should always reward a rainmaker so that you do not end up losing all he does for you to another company,

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We called him the rainmaker because once we brought him into the fold, our sales went up by a lot and we became much more efficient.

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Rachel was the top ranking sales manager for the year, having been the rainmaker that allowed the company to experience a large influx of new business.

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