President & Chief Executive Officer, Enactus
Rachael Jarosh is president and chief executive officer of Enactus, a global community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and help shape a better, more sustainable world.
Ms. Jarosh brings to Enactus a distinctive professional portfolio in communications and philanthropic strategy, law and finance. Previously, Ms. Jarosh provided strategy and communications counsel to clients in the media, technology and philanthropy sectors.
Earlier, Ms. Jarosh served as president of the Foundation at Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR), where she led the effective repositioning of the organization, and launched a multi-year water initiative in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and non-profit organizations. Initially aimed at creating sustainable access to safe, clean drinking water for 300,000 people in target markets, the project reduced the incidence of water borne illnesses by 80 percent. The global roll-out of Project Safewater now provides sustainable access to safe water for 3.0 million people.
In addition, Ms. Jarosh served as global head of Pentair corporate communications with responsibility for crafting a compelling, coherent vision of Pentair for all stakeholders which articulated vision, growth and performance strategies. In this role, she led corporate and segment brand development, including brand rationalization, new multi-channel brand architecture and positioning; built go-to-market strategies through a cross-functional, global team; and was responsible for cultural alignment strategies and implementation plan for acquisition integrations impacting 12,000 employees. Ms. Jarosh was also involved in the coordination of operating unit leadership communication and performance analysis, and launched the company’s corporate citizenship council.
Prior to her role at Pentair, Ms. Jarosh worked in investor relations and equity analysis, and began her career as an attorney. In addition, Ms. Jarosh is a writer; her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and the Star Tribune among other outlets, and she is the author of a forthcoming nonfiction book.