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About Jenny Rae
I am an accomplished business owner, author, and strategic advisor with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
After launching my career advising companies and government organizations at Bain Consulting, I co-built tech companies in the energy and financial services industries before purchasing Management Consulted, a private tech-enabled services company.
I have three sons; my two school-aged children attend a Spanish language immersion school, and the family operates a hobby ranch. I am a frequent presenter at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of Business, and over 60 other top institutions, and have been quoted in Forbes, Business Insider, and other business publications.
1. Welcoming. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents all make California great. We work together respectfully.
2. Listening. We want your input. Lots of perspectives lead to better data and better solutions.
3. Solving. In fields, factories, and forests, we co-create public-private innovation using non-partisan data.
4. Empowering. Local control and individual choice best reflect the diversity of our great state.
I was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in Lancaster, PA. I am the oldest of 4, and my parents taught us to think for ourselves, own our decisions, and serve others. My mom’s primary encouragement – “Look outward and show others kindness. They may need it more than you do” – laid a foundation for relational leadership.
I started my first business when I was 5 (ask me about it when you meet me!), and I love a challenge. I play piano, love competition, and have never met a stranger.
After leaving home, I studied economics at the University of Virginia and completed my MBA at Columbia Business School (Ivy League). In both programs, I graduated with the top award.
I built on my academic success by getting excellent training in data analytics and strategy, then launched on my own to lead people, build products, and create processes that fuel growth through multiple business ventures. I have worked with 100+ businesses and government agencies as an advisor or investor, and I own a private global tech company.
Although I could live anywhere in the world, I made California my forever home 13 years ago. I live with my family on a ranch outside Redding where we love hiking, biking, and swimming. My sons help care for our gardens, orchards, and animals. My oldest goes to a public charter school and is fluent in Spanish. My family and I love to travel. I have visited 57 countries, and enjoy gaining a new perspective. But my favorite experience is returning home to California, a remarkable land of opportunity. I feel something here I do not feel anywhere else. I want the California Dream to be possible for my kids and every Californian. I’ve spent the last 2 decades helping small businesses, billion dollar companies, and government organizations use data to get better results, run more efficiently, and envision a brighter future. My recipe for success is to prioritize the right problems, make decisions based on data, and empower ownership. I am convinced that now, more than ever before, California needs this kind of leadership to realize the hope of a brighter tomorrow.