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

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rainmaker rain‧mak‧er [ˈreɪnˌmeɪkə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] informal
someone who makes a lot of money for a company, for example by attracting rich clients:

• His law firm almost lost its key rainmaker to another firm.

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rainmaker UK US /ˈreɪnˌmeɪkər/ noun [C]
someone who makes a lot of money for a company or who helps someone or something to succeed: »

The firm needed a rainmaker to bring in business and to raise capital.


For the Democrats, he became a valued rainmaker, contributing nearly $1 million.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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