Copyright 2019 Conor McCabe
From the Beats by Dr. Dre brand sale to Apple Inc. for $3B (including Beats Music), to The North Face and Vans brands reaching over $1B in sales in North America, to taking Ubiquity Software public on the Alternative Investment Market on the London Stock Exchange and selling it to Avaya, Inc., Rafferty Jackson has led companies through hyper-growth, investments, global expansion, mergers, acquisitions and IPO.
Rafferty built her diverse career through leadership roles at these major market disruptors, repeatedly creating executive leadership roles requiring oversight, accountability, strategic planning and execution as well as collaboration across all company functions. Now she focuses on using her unique and valuable business insights, created from all of her life and business experiences, to fill leaders and founders with courage, new tools and a strategy forward for them to transform company purpose into company culture, creating better businesses through better jobs, products and services.
As a New Space and Autonomy advocate, she is a mentor for the Seraphim Space Camp Accelerator where she works with founders to story tell technical visions to non-technical audiences and to structure company culture premised on purpose. She is an advisor and investor in the New Vista Acquisition Corp. and an advisor to Xona Space Systems. She is also an Astia Angel, investing in women-led, and founded companies.
Twitter and IG: @raffjack
"What is New Space?" On Orbit Podcast, April 2020
"On Orbit Podcast Puts New Space Under a Microscope," Shaun Waterman, Satellite Today, March 2020
"Rafferty Jackson and Zainab Boladale," Real Humans Podcast, Episode 3, December 2019
"Storytellers Need to Motivate a Skeptical Audience to do the Unimaginable," Sarah Harford, Silicon Republic, August 2019
"The Power of Storytelling: Why Nailing Your Narrative is Key to Success," John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, May 2019
"Beats by Dre: Why Matters," presented at InspireFest 2019
"Dear General Counsels, Michael Cohen Just Gave You a Gift," LinkedIn, March 2019
"Jimmy Iovine and Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity," LinkedIn, March 2018
"The No Competitor Nonsense," LinkedIn, April 2017
"NewSpace 2016: Rafferty Jackson on Storytelling as a Recruiting Tool," NewSpace Conference 2016
"Why is Raising Money for Startups Easier than Raising Money to Save Girls from Slavery?" LinkedIn, October 2016
"If You Want to See the Future, Judge Student Business Pitches," LinkedIn, May 2016