Rachel Braun Scherl is a champion for women’s sexual and reproductive health and a pioneer in building businesses in the space. As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a strategic and marketing consultancy, Rachel has built an international client list that includes Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Merck, Bayer and Church & Dwight, as well as venture-backed start-ups. While President and co-founder of Semprae Laboratories, Rachel and her team built a company that developed and marketed sexual health and wellness products for women – creating a new category and transforming women’s health. Semprae attracted significant media attention and industry interest and was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals in 2013.
Today, Rachel works with companies large and small, from menstruation through menopause to drive growth – through partnerships, repositioning, innovation, new distribution and global expansion to name a few. In addition, Rachel serves as Chief Development Officer for Pulse, a company with a device and consumable model that is elevating personal care across categories. Rachel’s career-long findings, learnings and recommendations are at the heart of her best-selling book: Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Health and Wellness.
In May 2021, Rachel launched a podcast, Business of the V, with a leading OB/GYN focused on the intersection of women’s health, unmet needs and the businesses being created to respond to those concerns. Rachel is a frequent public speaker at universities, colleges and industry conferences, including Duke University, Stanford GSB, CES, SXSW, Johnson & Johnson, Abbvie, and The Minnesota Vikings, and has been a resource for CBS, ABC, New York Times, among others. In addition to serving as a Board member and Advisory Board member for female health companies, Rachel provides ongoing mentorship to many entrepreneurs in the women’s health space.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke, Rachel earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.