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Rachel Braun Scherl

2015 Speaker

RACHEL BRAUN SCHERL is a growth strategy consultant, marketing expert and public speaker. She is a trusted authority on leadership and entrepreneurship. As co-owner and principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a consulting firm advising businesses on strategic growth and marketing, she has built an international client base, including Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, and Bayer. She served as co-founder and president of Semprae Laboratories, Inc., a venture-backed company focused on developing and marketing women’s sexual health solutions for women. The company was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceuticals company, in 2013. Scherl has appeared on ABC’s “Nightline,” “CBS News,” The New York Times, Forbes and CNN as well as at leading universities. She writes a monthly column for Huffington Post on leadership and business building. Scherl currently 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 the board of Formula XO, Inc. In 2015, Scherl was recognized as one of Best Fifty Women in Business by NJBiz and is a recipient of Smart CEO Magazine’s BRAVA Awards, honoring top female CEOs. Scherl earned a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. @rbscherl