Get to Know Rachel

Rachel Braun Scherl is the picture of the consummate dynamic, passionate business leader. As a respected strategist and entrepreneur, Rachel has successfully launched, built and turned around companies, both large and small, around the globe. Rachel builds businesses based on the belief that sustainable, profitable growth must start with a sound strategy and be continually driven forward by connecting with customers, building partnerships, and creating revenue.  

As Managing Partner of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a strategic growth consultancy, Rachel has lead global consulting engagements with international clients, including Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Bayer and Deloitte. In addition to her work with large companies, Rachel has helped build numerous startups, with an emphasis on female health – focusing on insights, customer acquisitions, customer lifetime value and retention.

In another chapter of her vibrant career, Rachel was Co-Founder and President of Semprae Laboratories, Inc., a venture-backed company focused on developing and marketing women’s sexual health products for several years. After growing the business in retail and direct to consumer, the company was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2013. 

In her “Rachel Talks” speaker series, Rachel shares her experiences driving change and achieving results in a wide range of categories and situations as a business professional and a women in business.  Rachel is a frequently requested speaker at leading corporations, universities and conferences including Johnson & Johnson, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Duke University, Yale School of Management, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, and SUP-X™: The StartUpExpo, among others.

 

Rachel has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, CBS News and MSNBC, and has been interviewed for major platforms including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, The Huffington Post and CNN. Rachel writes for The Huffington Post and contributes to 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 CEO’s who are leaders of their companies and their communities. In addition, Rachel was honored as one of JWI’s 10 Women to Watch in 2016.  She serves on the Duke New York Women’s Executive Board, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and Formula XO, a specialty beauty company.

 

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.  

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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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