Adelaide Ness is the Executive Vice President of The Rainmaker Companies. A frequent speaker and coach to accounting firms around the world, Adelaide’s strengths are in marketing, branding, communications and business development. For 14 years she has been working with accounting firms to help them build stronger cultures and stronger brands by encouraging excellence and consistency at all levels in a firm. In her role, Adelaide serves as a Senior Instructor at The Rainmaker Academy, the premier leadership and business development program to the industry. Outside of The Rainmaker Companies, Adelaide is Adjunct Faculty at Vanderbilt University teaching a Human and Organizational Development class. Adelaide is a bilingual and bicultural citizen of the United States and France. Her unique background gives her the ability to connect with people around the world. As a consultant, her capacity to understand the cultural differences and nuances of different locales makes her a valuable asset to The Rainmaker Companies. Adelaide has her BA from Vanderbilt University, her MA from the American University of Paris and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Learning and Leadership in Organizations at Vanderbilt University.