Before Sidewalk Labs, she was the Chief Product Officer at Shortlist, a talent tech company in India and Kenya. During her tenure, she led the Product, Design, Data, and Assessments teams. Prior to Shortlist, she was the Associate VP at Housing.com. She led 65 people in the Rentals and the Solutions verticals, which developed features that spanned all products, like recommendation engines, search, and personalization. Her focus on technology stemmed from her work at the International Finance Corporation, where tech-enabled small businesses in emerging markets offered scalable impact. After IFC, she worked at IBM on financial applications and co-founded Explain, a multimedia storytelling company.
During Harvard Business School, she worked at Google, co-created an audio app, and took as many coding classes as possible. Rachel loves urban planning, which she studied alongside public policy at Princeton University. She is always up for taking urban adventures, exploring new places, creating curated maps, and enjoying photography. She can also recommend great corner chai from her four years of living and working in India.