Prior to launching Bold Agenda, Rena spent over 20 years helping scale businesses through new product development, strategic planning and capital raising in the food, commercial real estate, publishing and investment banking industries. Rena has an MBA from Harvard University and Bachelor’s in Finance and International Management from Georgetown University. She is a ICF-Certified Coach and BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer with extensive training in high performance coaching, board development and group process facilitation. She views storytelling as one of the gifts that she developed further through Second City’s Comedy Writing Program and writing numerous comedic sketches, plays , screenplays and social media posts.