Timothy Askew


Timothy Askew is the Founder of Corporate Rain, an elite New York-based international sales execution and consulting firm, recently rated the #1 boutique sales outsourcer in the world. His clients include Columbia Business School, Harvard University, Marsh, AIG, Deloitte & Touche, Con Edison, Wells Fargo, Gallup, AT&T, Avaya, Sungard, Jack Henry, Ogilvy & Mather, Interbrand, Brandtrust, Alzheimer’s Association, Lighthouse for the Blind, and Easter Seals, among over 900 other companies and institutions in over 19 years.

He is the author of the widely-praised book, The Poetry of Small Business.

Timothy mentors other entrepreneurs and serves on several boards, both non-profit and for-profit. He has an especial interest in supporting military entrepreneurs. Timothy’s picaresque working life has included stints as a tennis pro, a dish washer, a nude artist’s model, a bartender, an event planner, an opera singer, and a Broadway producer.

Mr. Askew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University in Atlanta, where he received his Bachelors degree in History, and a Masters degree in Philosophy and Religion. He earned a Masters degree in Education from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. Additionally, in his younger days he appeared as an actor in leading roles on Broadway with such stars as Rex Harrison, Van Johnson, and Jack Lemmon, and was on the soap opera Another World on NBC. He has also sung Opera. He is an ordained minister, as well as a published poet and occasional public speaker.

Mr. Askew is a founding member of Inc. Magazine’s Business Owner’s Council, as well as DMIX. He writes the popular weekly blog Making Rain about entrepreneurship and sales. He is also a weekly columnist for Inc. Magazine, where he writes on the subject of meaning and entrepreneurship. He once served on Majority Leader Senator Joe Bruno’s Small Business Advisory Council for the State of New York.

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