Deatra Pottebaum

Founder, Owner, Talent Delivery

Deatra was fantastic to work with - she did a great job understanding not just "on paper" qualifications but culture and personality and not rushing a fit that wasn't right.

– Vice President - Controller

Deatra is a true professional. Deatra quickly understands the needs of her clients, and manages her network in a efficient and effective manner. My experiences working with Deatra have been positive, and produced successful results. I highly recommend Deatra and the Rainmaker Resources Team.


We had 2 open C-level positions at our Company and we brought in Deatra/Rainmaker to help us fill them. The first position was filled within a week. For the 2nd position, she presented many very qualified candidates even though we went with someone we had found separately. She is fast, on-point and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Deatra and Rainmaker.

– Human Resources

Deatra is the only person that I recommend to my friends or colleagues interested in a career change. She is highly professional, has the utmost integrity and runs her business the right way, which truly sets her apart.

– Auditor

I have had the pleasure of working with Deatra both when I was looking for a new role as well as using Rainmaker to assist in our search for a Sales Analyst. Every interaction I have had with her has been positive. She impressed me with her understanding of what I was looking for, and brought forward opportunities and candidates that were well thought through and a good fit for me and my organisation. Her communication skills and speed of response are excellent, and these skills are also embodied in the other members of her team that I worked with. I have no hesitation in recommending both Deatra and Rainmaker

– Treasury Manager

Deatra Pottebaum is the Founder and CEO of Rainmaker Resources. She has been recognized as a Top Performer in the recruiting industry and brings a commitment of service, enthusiasm, and extensive market knowledge to the client companies and candidates Rainmaker serves. She is a very well networked part of both the Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio Markets from her 10 years in the business. Deatra has served as an IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) Board Member and a Sponsor of the FEI (Financial Executives International).

Rainmaker is a Core Member of the University of Cincinnati’s Goering Center and a 2013 Finalist for their Tri-State Family and Private Business Awards. Deatra was recognized by LinkedIn as a subject matter expert in her market and shared her insights to successful research and recruiting as a speaker at their "LinkedIn Live" event in 2014. Deatra has lead Rainmaker to be recognized by Columbus Business First's 2013 Book of Lists as one of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses, Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2012, 2013, and 2014 Book of Lists as one of the Largest Executive Search Firms, and 2013's "Best Places to Work" Winner. She's also certified Rainmaker as a Woman Owned Business with WBENC and was a nominee for Cincinnati’s Business Courier’s 2013 Forty Under 40 class.