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RAIN Group Canada

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Global_Locations_-_Toronto.jpgRAIN Group is recognized globally for their innovation and expertise in sales training and sales performance consulting. We have been working with companies, sales executives, and sales teams of all sizes for over two decades, providing them with the necessary sales processes, skills and knowledge to help them unleash their sales potential.

The RAIN Group Canada practice, based out of Toronto, is excited and passionate about working alongside growing Canadian companies to deliver an exceptional sales training and consulting experience, customized to their industry and specific needs. We help our clients achieve success in each area of the Sales Competency Wheel and provide ongoing support to ensure continuous success and results. Our goal is to help Canadian companies—from start-ups to Fortune 500—create successful professional sellers who are equipped with the core competencies required to grow and expand in the Canadian and Global markets.

With more than 25 years of sales management and sales training experience, we have worked across many of Canada’s leading industries including Financial Services, Professional Services, Manufacturing, and Technology. We’ve worked with local companies here in Toronto, global companies with offices in Canada, and everything in between.

RAIN Selling is a proven approach—take the first step to sales excellence today and contact us.


Gord Smith, Practice Director

Gord has over 25 years of global experience leading sales and marketing teams and has held executive and senior sales positions at NCR, SAP, Siebel Systems, Deloitte, Ideaca and Hitachi. Gord was most recently a Partner at one of Canada's fastest growing companies, Ideaca. Ideaca grew from a start-up consulting company to over 60 million in revenue and was recognized as one of Canada's Top 50 Great Places to Work. In his tenure at Ideaca, Gord led sales and national marketing. Ideaca was acquired by Hitachi in 2013.

Gord is recognized for sales and marketing leadership in the professional services, high tech and financial services industries with clients and partners including Microsoft, SAP, Descartes Systems, Davis LLP, and Wakefield.

Gord is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken numerous times at the Toronto Board of Trade as well as the Global Telecom Conference and SAP Saphire. In 2015, he was interviewed on Business America radio.

Teaching has always been a passion of Gord’s and over the years he has taught a variety of Business and Marketing courses at York University and Centennial College. He is currently a professor with the Graduate Marketing Program at Seneca College.

Gord has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA in Strategic Planning from the University of Windsor. In his “after hours” world, Gord’s life revolves around his two kids, two dogs, and two favourite sports—hockey and soccer.


Dan McDonald, Director Business Development

Dan is a seasoned sales professional with wide-ranging executive and functional sales experience. Dan first worked in manufacturing, moving on to executive roles in SAP, CGI, and ACS. Dan’s sales experience ranges from start-ups to multinational organizations.

Dan has strong experience in building and running sales teams and nurturing an environment of sales excellence and customer engagement.

Prior to his sales roles, Dan was a financial executive and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Away from work, Dan enjoys family and travel, and is an avid hockey player and fan.

Janet Smith, Director of Marketing

Janet brings 25+ years of marketing experience to the RAIN Group Canada practice. Janet has worked with the Royal Bank, GroupMark and most recently Winmark. She has actively led direct marketing campaigns, social media programs, customer retention programs and customer service initiatives to support revenue and customer satisfaction.

For 20 years Janet also ran a successful retail business where she drove sales through modern sales marketing approaches. She has driven results through email marketing, Facebook, Facebook campaigns and promotions, SEO, customer appreciation events and customer newsletters.   

For 5 years Janet was the chairperson of the Cause to Celebrate gala, a charitable organization supporting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. She is also an active member of the 100 Women Who Care movement in her community.

Janet has a BA in Social Sciences from Wilfrid Laurier University. Known for her passionate commitment to her family and friends, Janet loves to entertain at her cottage where sitting on the dock watching the stars is her perfect way to relax.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply to become a Consulting Partner.

RAIN Group Canada
4936 Yonge Street
Suite 801
Toronto, ON  M2N 6S3

Contact RAIN Group Canada by filling out the form below or by calling 416-992-3284.

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