Chief Innovation Officer, The Greenhouse
Rebecca Schumer is the Chief Innovation Officer of The Greenhouse, a social impact design lab for NYC Jewish teens and their peers inspired by Jewish tradition and culture. With an interdisciplinary professional background in non-profit strategy, venture philanthropy and for-profit management consulting, and a passion for talent & leadership development, Rebecca is convening a diverse and unusual set of stakeholders and professionals to reimagine the value-proposition and experiential design of modern Jewish community in order to empower and activate the next generation of influencers and change makers.
From 2008 – 2013 Rebecca served in various leadership positions at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), culminating in her appointment as Deputy Director. EPIP is a national nonprofit committed to developing the next generation of grantmakers in order to increase the role that philanthropy plays in building a just, equitable, and sustainable society. Looking for a new challenge in 2013, Rebecca joined Valeocon Management Consulting, a boutique, management consulting firm specializing in operational excellence and business strategy. In May 2014, Rebecca accepted a position in Prime Brokerage at Morgan Stanley serving as the primary point of contact for 20+ hedge funds and allocators.
In 2015, Rebecca decided to leave her post at Morgan Stanley to recommit her full-time professional work to that of social change. She assumed the role of US Director of Israel Venture Network, an impact investment organization aimed at creating sustainable social change for Israel's most vulnerable populations, and also served as an independent consultant to Leading Edge, an organization founded by a group of Jewish funders and federations looking to address the root causes that prevent Jewish nonprofits from recruiting & retaining exceptional talent.
Rebecca earned her B.S. in Communications & Social Policy from NYU, and her MPA in Management from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.