Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, brings an abundance of education and familiarity to the platform for your corporation or association. With experience as a federal regulator, financial executive and Congressional lobbyist, Jeff knows business and, especially, the financial services marketplace.
As President of Rising Above Enterprises, Jeff works with financial services providers that want elite results in leadership, sales, and strategy. His company researches, synthesizes, and articulates indispensable achievement elements to help corporations profit – financially and inside their corporate culture – in their pursuit to fulfill their missions and strategic endeavors.
As a federal regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Jeff examined a wide array of the nation’s banks. In this capacity, Jeff worked with all levels of senior management assisting them in developing sound operations, expanded business development, and impressive financial performance.
As a financial services executive, he oversaw the strategic operations of one of California’s leading community banks. There, he directed corporate and branch initiatives and helped guide the bank to record growth, increasing regional market share, and outstanding financial results.
A fresh opportunity earned him a chief Congressional lobbyist position, representing financial institutions on the West Coast. With an eye for innovation, Jeff struck to fashion an original style of advocacy – one based on friendship, trust, and respect. It worked.
He continues to work with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate helping them understand the business implications that legislation has upon the financial services industry. Many Members of Congress regard him as their point of first contact when issues regarding financial institutions arise.
A highly sought after and accomplished speaker; he is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). In
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Outside of the office and off the platform, Jeff is an avid reader, recovering triathlete, and aspiring gourmet. His much better half, Jayne, adds indispensable balance to his life. Together, they enjoy succulent gardening, physical fitness training, and their respective alumni loyalties to their college teams. It’s a divided home from time to time.
Little Miss Molly’s arrival in 2005 made his life whole. When he’s not on a stage or on an airplane, Jeff is on a sheet of ice, proving no match for Molly, an aspiring figure skater.