has over 30 years of experience in the securities/financial industry. She played a significant role in the creation of Iaccocca Capital Group, a boutique investment firm. Rachel was their Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for SEC compliance as well as corporate and investment bank administration. Rachel also has experience in small and large sized firms, having worked with Klein Investment Group, Bear Stearns and Gruntal & Co. Some of her responsibilities with these companies included recruitment and hiring of operations staff, administration policy, regulatory issues and human resources policy. She also has experience in securities trading. In the nonprofit world, Rachel was a Board member and Board Chair of New Directions, a residential rehabilitation organization that serves veterans. During her time there, New Directions built and opened the first permanent supported housing development for veterans in California. She was also a member of their strategic planning, nominating and finance committees. Rachel’s other nonprofit involvement includes serving as a past Board member, finance committee member and Chair of Airport Marina Counseling Services Inc. She currently is a volunteer at K9 Companions, an organization that matches shelter dogs and at risk youth for training and counseling.