Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Skinner became Chief Executive Officer of Rainmaker Worldwide in January 2020. Previously, he was Chief Strategy Officer from 2015 to 2017, and was instrumental in building Rainmaker’s international distribution channel. He rejoined Rainmaker to lead the Company through its next phase of growth.
Skinner is a serial entrepreneur who has built and operated over 20 companies in a variety of sectors including green energy, entertainment and technology including Operitel Corporation, a learning software development company recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. In 2011, it was acquired by OpenText Corporation, Canada’s largest software company.
Since 2016, Skinner has been CEO of the Innovation Cluster in the Canadian region of Peterborough Kawartha, recognized as one of the best regions in the country for Innovative Water Technology Start-ups by Water Canada. Additionally, Skinner is the Advisory Board Chair of the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), an internationally recognized water and wastewater research institution.