Our Staff

Nancy Sunshine
President

Nancy’s involvement with Rainmakers spans several years.  She has served various companies in executive level sales positions over the years and has worked the Rainmakers platform successfully to create winning business development results. Nancy has served and continues to serve as a Rainmakers board member. Passionate about helping members succeed, Nancy guides them on how to leverage their membership so they, too, can experience the gains she has made. If you have ideas to share about making Rainmakers better or need guidance on how to utilize your membership more effectively, contact Nancy. She would love to help.

Nikki Lewallen
CEO

nikki@gorainmakers.com

Nikki Lewallen is an accomplished leader, business development pro, speaker and philanthropist. As CEO of Rainmakers, Nikki supports the Indianapolis business community by providing a platform for business growth through relationships. A natural connector of people, Nikki’s expertise in business development enables her to find and nurture strategic relationships that result in meaningful business outcomes. One of her favorite things is to learn new, authentic business development practices and teach them to others. Under her leadership, Rainmakers has served over 5,000 members to date.

As reflected in her leadership style, Nikki is an avid proponent of robust company culture. She believes that for people to succeed in business and life, it is necessary for them to find meaning in their work. Today, Nikki works nationally alongside CEOs, Presidents and key executives to build highly engaged employers. She has built a national network of the best HR and talent solutions to tie her gift of connecting to the resources leaders need to move the needle on employee engagement, ultimately helping more people “Love Mondays.”

Nikki is the show host for Gut + Science, a podcast that convenes key leaders across the globe to solve and innovate talent topics, building very best workplaces. The international show currently engages an audience of 30K+, weekly. Nikki is the National Chair for Engage Mentoring, an external mentoring program with hundreds of leaders who collaborate to help each other sharpen their skills on all things hr and talent.

Nikki holds a variety of non profit board positions around Indianapolis including Thrivent Financial and Purposeful Living INC. Rainmakers, as an organization, is committed to featuring local nonprofits at every event and giving back a minimum of 5% profits each year to important causes. Nikki believes that we all want to give back and Rainmakers serves as a platform to make it easier for people to get involved with a charity the pulls on their heart.

Nikki grew up in the Indianapolis area and holds an undergraduate and graduate degree from Indiana University.

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Tommy Richardson
Director of Training and Development

Tommy will be responsible for the Leadership development within the Rainmakers organization and Leadership and Personal Development training for executives, employee groups and members.

Tommy has more than 40 years experience in business coaching, training, and athletic coaching. He has coached more than 1,000 individuals and teams and facilitated training for corporate teams and executives and is a former president of Toastmasters, International.

Kimberle Seale
Chief Strategy Officer

As Rainmakers continues to grow and add additional value to its members, Kim will work collaboratively with our organization to deliver excellence to our Rainmaker business strategy. She will work along-side the CEO and President on the short and long-term goals that further our mission and vision. Her duties will be to assess our day-to-day infrastructure while creating additional strategic plans to fulfill our company needs as we continue to grow.

Kim is both a proud wife and mother, all while being a successful entrepreneur of her own business, Vincerem. Her certifications include coaching, strategy management, and project management. She specializes in neuro-linguistic programming, along with being a successful published author and patent inventor. She has an extensive background in leadership team development, as well as business growth strategies. She uses her leadership skills to serve on various non-profit boards while helping to serve others in many capacities both personally and professionally.

Kim’s background in executive leadership and organizational strategy will bring us many new offerings and help us expand our reach outside of Indianapolis. Kim has a passion to see small business owners succeed and has the vision to bring a full suite of services to Rainmakers in order to support the well-rounded growth of the small businesses we serve.

Ashley Young
Digital Marketing Specialist

As the Digital Marketing Specialist for Rainmakers, Ashley works closely with the other team members to ensure that members stay up to date and informed with the numerous Rainmakers events.

She is a graduate of Asbury University with studies in photography and graphic design.

She loves the eccentric and mysterious things in life, believing it brings the personality and identity of its person, location, or situation.

For information about our organization and how we can benefit your business contact us at

317-818-7660