Rachel Braun Scherl is a dynamic, seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven flair for building consumer products, with a particular emphasis on women-driven businesses. As co-founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a marketing and strategy consultancy, Rachel has developed strategies for market leaders including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Disney and American Express since 1998. Rachel brings strategic, marketing and operational savvy to drive growth for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, including multiple divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Bayer. With SPARK co-founder Mary Wallace Jaensch, Rachel became a "vagipreneur", building and growing Semprae Laboratories, Inc., a venture-backed female sexual health company, providing clinically-proven sexual satisfaction products for women.
As an entrepreneur, Rachel and her products have been featured on leading media outlets including CBS News, ABC News Nightline, Good Morning America, The View, The Today Show, The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, Bravo and E!. Rachel regularly blogs for Huffington Post on issues of women, business, life, and relationships. Rachel lectures annually at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, as well as at other business schools and universities.