Rayna Zacks is a Principal at ghSMART, where she advises private equity and corporate clients on their most pressing leadership challenges. She partners with senior leaders to drive business value by unlocking the potential of people through talent assessment, leadership development and organizational effectiveness.
Prior to joining ghSMART Rayna spent several years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company advising senior executives and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies on the human side of strategy. As an integral part of McKinsey’s center of excellence for leadership and development, Rayna focused on accelerating large-scale organizational transformations through capability building. She has extensive experience helping clients transform top team performance, design bespoke leadership development journeys and deliver comprehensive change programs. In addition to her client work, Rayna led McKinsey’s company-wide sponsorship & mentorship initiative focused on retaining, promoting and electing more diverse talent.
Rayna is a trained neuroscience researcher and spent her early career focused on seminal research around Traumatic Brain Injury and the NFL. Rayna holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and completed her undergraduate studies in neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis and MIT.