Rachel Olsen is currently growing Best Mom Products, a digital media company “Where Mompreneurs Share Their Adventures in Business.”  The Best Mom Products Show & Podcast is available on www.bestmomproducts.com, iTunes (New & Noteworthy), Stitcher Radio and YouTube.

In 2010 while bringing a medical device to the consumer market, she had a challenging time finding stories of real business experience online.  “There was a massive amount of information but it was difficult to cut through the fluff,” said Rachel. She wanted to hear candid stories focusing on the nuances of business, the challenges entrepreneurs faced and how they overcame them.  What she found was a lot of overnight success stories leaving out the how-to details, especially costly mistakes.

“With 2 young children and working as a part-time marketing consultant, it was challenging to find the time to go to networking functions and conferences.  The medium of video creates a more personable and educational way to learn,” explains Rachel.

Her 15 years of marketing experience encompasses building Oracle Corporation’s internal Speakers Bureau and managing Executive speakers including: Larry Ellison, Chairman & CEO, Oracle Corporation, Charles Philips, (former) Co-President, Oracle Corporation and Matthew Eichner, General Manager, Global Enterprise Search, Google.  In 2005, she founded Rise to the Occasion, an event marketing firm where she managed events for clients including: Visa, Flip (acquired by Cisco), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jewish Community Federation, among others.

Rachel Olsen graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Broadcast Communication.  She lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Diego Area.

Her motto on life, business and herself: Work In-Progress