Rachel Pacheco has long helped start-ups solve their people and culture challenges. She is on the board of advisors for numerous start-ups, primarily in the digital health and wellness space. Previously, she was on the executive teams of a healthcare start-up in the Alphabet family, a healthcare venture fund and advisory firm, and a big data start-up incubated within JPMorgan Chase. Pacheco has also lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan, and thus has experienced the joy (and pain!) of leading and managing organizations across many distinct cultures.
Pacheco conducts research on management—specifically on power and conflict—at The Wharton School. She is a member of the founding faculty of the Entrepreneurship in Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches a popular Foundations in Management course to budding entrepreneurs and has developed numerous university courses that focus on the practical side of working in a small organization. She holds a PhD and MBA from The Wharton School and a BS from Georgetown University.