A bit of history.
Two thousand and three was the year it finally occurred to Bill Paschick that if the industry
wasn't going to offer his studio a truly great audio computer he would have to make one himself.
The flash point of Bill's passion routinely ignited at the intersection of art and technology,
a trait he found in common with Rain co-founders Kevin Jacoby and Keith Link.
It was that shared passion that would catalyze the first meeting between the three men one day, years ago in
a random coffee shop in Nowhere, NJ, and lead to an amazing Made in the USA
success story that is still unfolding.
"None of us could talk fast enough," remembers Kevin, Rain's CEO. "We had so many ideas,
so much excitement, a million plans for the future. It was instantly clear that this would
be an amazing partnership and that we really were
headed towards a revolution in creative technology and empowerment."
The first Rain computers rolled off an assembly line consisting of two people and a small patch
of Bill's basement in Northern New Jersey. They were the Rain audio computer equivalent to
prehistoric man and would later lend historical context to a full line of audio, video and
graphics editing workstations used the world over, not just by Public Enemy, the Conan O'Brien Show
and The US Olympic Committee, but also by all the creative geniuses you haven't heard of yet but soon will.
The evolution of technology is logically inspired by the masses, those who
use computers for everyday stuff. The thing is, computers designed for everyday stuff can't help the
artists who will bring us the next Nevermind, another Star Wars, and all
the sounds and images we can't even imagine today, but will celebrate above all others tomorrow.
That's where Rain comes in.
Rain Computers has a clear mission: to support creative people. We design technology to help you create songs that change the world,
movies that define a generation and graphics that become timeless icons. And as Rain grows, we continually push the boundries, reaching for
new technology whose complexity we can use to simplify the life of artists. After all, the more they create, the more fun it is to live on this planet.
Our Big Cheeses
Kevin Jacoby, CEO
Kevin is a co-founder of Rain and was named as its CEO in 2009. Like most Rain users, he embodies
the amazing intersection of art and technology. Kevin spent the first part of his career
on stages and in studios around the world as a formally trained freelance bass player and
then later as part of Atlantic Records recording artists, Cecilia. In addition to his work at Rain,
Kevin keeps his ties to music as a songwriter, performing artist and producer.
Bill Paschick, President & CFO
Bill's initial idea for Rain as a company that would take accountability for the use of its computers
for music and video is still at the core of Rain today. His gift for supply chain management,
manufacturing and the stewardship of Rain's finances sees him in constant motion, watching
over both Rain's day-to-day and long term operations. As a huge Beatles fan, Bill is particularly
proud to have orignal Abby Road recordings on Rain computers as part of Cirque du Soliel's
famous Beatles LOVE Show.
Keith Link, CCO
Keith is a co-founder of Rain and the architect of Rain's look and feel.
The sophisticated, user-centric design at the heart of the Rain brand and products.
His experience in design and multimedia development is instrumental in bringing the Rain
experience together across all media. As an artist Keith's innate ability to create physical manifestations of the potential
beauty we all try to imagine has made him indispensable to many, acclaimed by many more.