Rainmaker Names Jack Johnson Senior Vice President of Client Services

Jan 20, 2010, 06:30 ET from Rainmaker Systems, Inc.

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMKR), a leading provider of sales and marketing solutions offering hosted application software and execution services, today announced the appointment of Jack Johnson as Senior Vice President, Client Services.  Mr. Johnson is responsible for driving all of Rainmaker's North American operations and client services.

Rainmaker CEO Michael Silton commented, "Jack's history of leading client services with high client satisfaction while executing on significant revenue and profitability makes him an asset to both Rainmaker and our clients.  He is recognized within the industry for having deep experience leading sales, services, and support organizations and for being a strategic leader who successfully builds high performing organizations, inspires employees to outstanding results and effectively influences across functions."

Prior to joining Rainmaker, Mr. Johnson served as President of Customer Loyalty at AVID Technology, Inc., a leader in video, audio and editing production technology for the Arts & Entertainment Industry.  While at AVID, he successfully launched new corporate support offerings, consolidating independent business units into one comprehensive program.  Prior to AVID, he served as Vice President at ServiceSource, a provider of service performance management, where he built a successful multi-national European inside sales team. In addition, he has held various executive positions with BEA Systems, Inc. for North American support and North American consulting operations.

About Rainmaker

Rainmaker Systems, Inc. delivers sales and marketing solutions, offering hosted application software and execution services designed to drive more revenue for our clients. Our Revenue Delivery Platform(SM) combines proprietary, on-demand application software and advanced analytics with specialized sales and marketing execution services. Rainmaker clients include large enterprises in a range of industries, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and financial services industries. For more information, visit www.rmkr.com or call 800-631-1545.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events.  These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Rainmaker as of this date and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are our client concentration as we depend on a small number of clients for a significant percentage of our revenue,  the possibility of the discontinuation and/or realignment of some client relationships, general market conditions, the current very difficult macro-economic environment and its impact on our business as our clients are reducing their overall marketing spending and our clients' customers are reducing their purchase of services contracts, the high degree of uncertainty and our limited visibility due to economic conditions, our ability to execute our business strategy, our ability to integrate acquisitions without disruption to our business, the effectiveness of our sales team and approach, our ability to target, analyze and forecast the revenue to be derived from a client and the costs associated with providing services to that client, the date during the course of a calendar year that a new client is acquired, the length of the integration cycle for new clients and the timing of revenues and costs associated therewith, our ability to expand our channel hosted contract solution and drive adoption of this solution by resellers, potential competition in the marketplace, the ability to retain and attract employees, market acceptance of our service programs and pricing options, our ability to maintain our existing technology platform and to deploy new technology, our ability to sign new clients and control expenses, and the financial condition of our clients' businesses, and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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