Rachel Anderson

Executive Director

Rachel Anderson has over fifteen years of leadership and management experience gained from working in multiple sectors. She joined Missouri State University in 2015 and currently serves as the Executive Director of the efactory; an innovation, entrepreneurship, and business resource center. She is also the manager for Shaun Munday, a soul musician.

Previously, Rachel was the head of marketing and business development for a global consulting firm based in Los Angeles. She used extensive Lean and Six Sigma principles and results-driven processes to produce value impact for clients. Services included: executive search, human capital consulting, board placement, market intelligence and talent mapping. Clients spanned a broad range of sectors, industries, and fields from private equity to automotive.

She cofounded Alumni Spaces, an EdTech startup company and has also held roles in research, fundraising, governmental relations, alumni relations and recruiting.

She is an Advisory Board Member for the Entrepreneurship Strand of the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS); Advisory Board Member for the Hillcrest Business Management, Education, and Cybersecurity Academy and part of the founding core group of NEXT Missouri, a statewide entrepreneurship and innovation advocacy coalition.

She has been recognized by Biz 417 as “10 for the next 10” and the Springfield Business Journal’s “12 People You Should Know.” Rachel is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she served as student body president. She received a BGS in Business, Communication and Political Science and a minor in Public Service and Leadership.

Rachel Anderson