Rachel joined the Kehillah Board in 2019 and serves as chair of the Finance Committee and the Financial Strategy Committee. She is also a long-term Executive Board member at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City. She and her husband, Andy Hewett, have two Kehillah graduates: Isaac ’18 and Rhea ’20 (both of whom are pursuing Mechanical Engineering degrees at University of Wisconsin, Madison).
Professionally, Rachel continues to dedicate her 20+-year career to improving operations in start-up and established companies. She is currently Chief Operations Officer at Santa Cruz-based electric bike company, BlixBike, applying her experience to scaling the business. Previously, she was Vice President Business and Service Operations at electric scooter and skateboard company, Boosted, Inc. She is the initial co-founder and founding investor of Waggit.dog, an innovative health and safety tracker for dogs. Rachel has had a long and successful career as a strategic operations consultant at PRTM Management Consulting where she served on the Governance Committee, built and led the global Customer Experience Practice Area, and helped grow the company to 600 consultants internationally. She influenced the integration of PRTM into PwC to jump-start PwC’s strategic operations capability. Her experience spans Customer Experience, Supply Chain Management, Product Development Management, and Systems Integration.
Rachel has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester. Rachel served for four years on the board of Mercado Global, a non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs.
An owner of a young long-haired German Shepherd, Rachel thoroughly enjoys training and frisbee-throwing sessions aimed at tiring him out. She’s also working hard on improving her tennis game, sometimes with her husband, Andy, as her doubles partner.