Rachel Braun Scherl

A respected entrepreneur and thought leader, Rachel Braun Scherl brings passion and commitment to all of her endeavors. She has successfully launched, built and revitalized companies around the globe, based on the belief that sustainable, profitable growth starts with a sound strategy and is continually driven forward by connecting with customers, building partnerships, and creating revenue.

 

As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SPARK, she has led global consulting engagements with multinationals such as Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Bayer, Church & Dwight, and Pfizer, among others.  She has also counseled numerous startups, with an emphasis on female health – focusing on insights, customer acquisition, customer lifetime value, and retention. Her expertise has helped drive significant growth for her clients as well as her own ventures.

Rachel previously co-founded and served as President of Semprae Laboratories, a venture-backed company engaged in developing and marketing women’s sexual health products. Semprae experienced robust growth in retail and direct-to-consumer, attracting media attention and industry interest. The company was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals in 2013.

In the process of running Semprae, Rachel helped create a new category, in which she continues to take the lead. A self-described “vagipreneur®,” she is a market-maker in the multibillion-dollar global women’s sexual health subsector. Her first book, Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Female Health and Wellness, was published in May 2018.

 

In her “Rachel Talks” speaker series, Rachel shares her experiences as a business leader and entrepreneur at leading corporations, conferences, and universities, including Stanford University, Duke University and Yale School of Management. She has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, CBS News, and MSNBC, and been interviewed for major media platforms such as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, and CNN. She has also penned 60+ articles for The Huffington Post and Inc.

 

In 2015, Rachel was recognized as one of the Best Fifty Women in Business by NJBiz. She is a 2015 recipient of SmartCEO’s BRAVA Awards honoring top female CEOs, and has also been honored as one of JWI’s 10 Women to Watch. She has served and continues to serve on numerous boards, including various for-profit companies in the women’s health subsector, and serves on the board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke University.

 

Rachel earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business after graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University.

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10 N. Ridgewood Road,
Suite 304
South Orange, NJ 07079
Office: 973-765-6673
Mobile: 973-886-9958

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SPEAKS WITH PASSION

Rachel loves growing businesses and feels passionately about helping others.  Nothing energizes Rachel more than sharing and interacting with others.

FOCUSES ON RESULTS

Building on a foundation of strategy and customer understanding, Rachel focuses on helping leaders drive meaningful business growth.

LISTENS AND LEARNS

As a continuous and curious learner, Rachel constantly incorporates new ideas and perspectives from her clients and teams.

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