Rachel Sealy is a Technology Partner in PwC’s Industrial Products practice based in St. Louis, MO. With a degree in applied mathematics and economics as well as an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management, Rachel leads PwC’s efforts focusing on traceability in the Industrial Products space—with a particular focus on the applicability of blockchain. Traceability includes and addresses materials flows, financing transactions, and the provenance of post-production physical assets. Specifically she is one of the inventors of “Data for the Life of the Aircraft”--a blockchain based ecosystem that maintains data on the nose-to-tail configuration of an aircraft through the life of the aircraft. Rachel has more than 20 years of experience designing industry operating models and helping clients embrace transformation.
Data for the Life of the Aircraft focuses on addressing aviation pain points (e.g., “As flown configuration”, “residual asset valuation”, “predictive maintenance”, etc.) with an emerging technology perspective. Working to maximize clients’ investment in existing technology, she leads the team to experiment, learn, and pivot quickly with the application of new technology to address industry-specific business needs. Her background is a combination of business architecture, data modelling & analytics, as well as IT operating model design. Her clients have leveraged her expertise to improve operations (enterprise application integration design) and manage/deliver large, complex implementation programs on demanding timetables.
Rachel earned her Master of Business Administration in finance and strategic management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in both applied mathematics and economics from Wheaton College (MA). She is an active Board Member with the YWCA Metro Metropolitan St. Louis where they work to eliminate racism and empower women.