Michael Skinner

President & CEO of Innovation Cluster

Michael is the CSO of Rainmaker Worldwide. In 2011, Michael sold Operitel Corporation to OpenText, the world’s largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software. The company’s solutions manage information for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world’s largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms.

Michael accepted the position of General Manager of the Learning Solutions Portfolio for a two-year period.

Prior to the acquisition, Michael was the President and CEO of Operitel and had guided Operitel through the many stages of corporate growth including seed investment, management team assembly, resource training, competitive research, product development, client adoption, product marketing, client support and retention.

Michael played an integral role in building the consulting services division by establishing Operitel as an Independent Software Vendor for Microsoft, as well as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He has extensive international business strategy, sales and marketing experience including Asia, South American and, in particular, Brazil.