Rachael Shayne (Donaldson) is a Culture, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion executive who helps companies drive innovation and growth by turning their beliefs, habits and systems into a unique company operating system. She leverages her background running startups, building culture and talent teams for global companies and driving innovation at advertising agencies to see culture, diversity and inclusion from a business-growth perspective. This helps companies create a competitive advantage that fits the new definition of innovation.
Most recently, she led the turnaround of an early-stage marketplace startup for which she engineered a strategic acquisition. She has also served as the Vice President, Global Head of Talent, Culture, and Brand at Zayo Group where she oversaw the management of the company’s people operations, brand, culture strategy, and public relations. Throughout her career, she has helped guide some of the world’s leading brands, including Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Alibaba.com, The North Face, TapInfluence, Colorado Tourism and more.
She is a mentor at Blackstone Entrepreneur’s Network and Greenhouse Scholars, a member of the University of Colorado Women’s Council in addition to serving on the Board of CU’s Leeds School of Business.