Rena Zellars ‘95
Managing Director, The Alyst Group, LLC

Small Business Owner & Entrepreneurship

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it! A numbers nerd at heart; I started my career as an auditor with KPMG helping companies prepare, plan and validate financial processes. I learned early on that capturing and analyzing data is the key to managing measurable successes- the start of a career that would take me far beyond numbers and would allow me the opportunity to work alongside a talented group of people that have founded companies like PayPal, Clairum Capital, Linkedin, The Founder’s Fund, Yelp, Kiva.org, Youtube, and Palantir Technologies. In 2015, a former PayPal colleague and myself started The (A)Lyst Group, LLC. The (A)Lyst Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm specializing in helping founders of early stage venture backed companies and hyper growth companies retain talent and manage existing talent and human resources.