Growth strategist, marketing expert and public speaker, Rachel Braun Scherl is a trusted authority on business growth and entrepreneurship. In her successful 20+ year career, Rachel has grown leading brands and businesses (her own and clients), focusing on insights, repositioning, market dominance, and development of strong customer bases for numerous startups. As Co-owner and Principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a strategic growth consultancy, Rachel 's international client base includes Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Bayer and Deloitte, among others. Rachel was Co-Founder and President of Semprae Laboratories, Inc., a venture-backed company focused on developing and marketing women's sexual health products. The company was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2013.
Rachel is featured at leadership events around the country, including appearances at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Duke University, The Fuqua School at Duke University, Yale School of Management, Barnard College, the S.H.E. Summit and Entrepreneurship Week. The entrepreneur and “vagipreneur” has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS News and MSNBC, and been interviewed for major platforms such as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes and CNN. Rachel writes a monthly blog for The Huffington Post on leadership, innovation, women in business and female sexual health.
Rachel earned her BA from Duke University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In 2015, Rachel was recognized as one of Best Fifty Women in Business by NJBiz and was a recipient of Smart CEO Magazine's BRAVA Awards, honoring top female CEOs.