Ago Cluytens, based out of Geneva, joins RAIN Group as Practice Director for EMEA, where he will head up the expansion across the region. Cluytens brings a deep understanding of how complex, multi-million dollar sales really happen – as seen from both sides of the table. He joins RAIN Group after holding a succession of senior leadership positions at ING, where he led strategic global change programs at ING Group and was Global Head of Marketing for the Private Banking division. Throughout his career, he has consulted with some of the world’s top brands, including Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen (now Deloitte), Toyota, JP Morgan, Accenture, Proctor and Gamble, and others.
“With our business growing internationally, having a base in Europe will allow us to better serve our clients globally,” said John Doerr, Co-President of RAIN Group and co-author of the bestselling book Rainmaking Conversations. “I am thrilled Ago has joined the RAIN Group team and look forward to growing our presence in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”
Cluytens will be utilizing RAIN Group’s top-rated RAIN Selling methodology in his work as a sales consultant, coach, and trainer for professional services, banking and financial services, and technology.
“I’m excited to be working with RAIN Group. They have a great tradition of providing excellent training in all steps of the sales process with superb results for their clients. We’re going to do some great things in the EMEA region,” Cluytens added.
The Geneva office is located at 18, Chemin Rieu, Geneva, Switzerland and can be reached at +41 (0)22 458 31 15.
Cluytens is the first in a number of practice directors that are expected to join the RAIN Group team this year. RAIN Group also expects to expand in the APAC region, as well as add practice directors within the Americas.