Co-Founder & CEO, Guild Education
Rachel Carlson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Guild Education, a fast-growing company that helps employers offer higher education to their frontline employees. Guild is on a mission to unlock opportunity for the 88 million Americans who are in need of education and reskilling in order to compete in the future of work.
Guild partners with Fortune 1000 companies like Walmart, The Walt Disney Company, Chipotle, Lowe’s and Discover Financial, helping their employees go back to school in partnership with leading non-profit universities. Guild has been listed on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and named a Fast Company Most Innovative Company, Woman-Owned Business of the Year and Employee Initiative of the Year.
Prior to founding Guild, Rachel was the CEO of Student Blueprint and worked for the 2008 Obama campaign before serving in the Obama White House. Rachel holds an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business as well as an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. Rachel lives in Denver with her husband, David, and their twin girls, Lily Grace and Magnolia Bea.