Chief Executive Officer
Michael is a leader, visionary, highly respected entrepreneur and author.
Michael was previously the Chief Strategy Officer of Rainmaker Worldwide, Inc. from 2015 to 2017 and was part of the executive team that took the organization public on the OTC in 2017.
Michael has extensive experience in business operations, having built and operated a number of companies including Operitel Corporation, a learning software development company that Michael expanded worldwide. In 2006, Profit Magazine recognized Operitel as one of Canada’s hottest companies and then in 2008 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. In 2011, Mr. Skinner successfully exited Operitel after it was acquired by OpenText Corporation, Canada’s largest software company.
In addition, Mr. Skinner has held the position of President and CEO with the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas and was instrumental in having Peterborough region recognized as one of the best regions in Canada for Innovative Water Technology Start-ups. Michael is also the Advisory Board Chair of the Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), an internationally recognized water and wastewater research institution.
Michael will continue to be actively involved in the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas as well as the local and regional water sector generally, which will assist Rainmaker and other companies to work together and create global business opportunities.
Michael Skinner was also the Federal Conservative Candidate in the 2015 election and was acclaimed as the 2019 Federal Conservative Candidate in March of 2018.
Michael co-authoring a chapter found in a “Plan to Learn: Case studies in eLearning Project Management” and “eLearning Project Management: Canadian Perspective” as well as many other whitepapers.