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About Jeff

Jeff Rendel

Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, knows financial services. With experience as a federal banking regulator, financial services executive, and Congressional lobbyist; he understands the balancing act of safety, soundness, sales, and strategy.

As President of Rising Above Enterprises, Jeff works with financial services providers that want entrepreneurial results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses, advises, and facilitates for nearly 100 financial institutions and their business partners.

As a federal banking regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Jeff examined a wide array of the nation’s banks and partnered with all levels of executive management.

As a financial services executive, he oversaw the strategic operations of a community bank, directing corporate initiatives and helping guide the bank to record growth, market share, and financial results.

As a chief lobbyist to Congress, he represented financial institutions, serving as a first and main resource to Members of Congress as they sought to understand the implications of legislation for financial services.

A highly sought after and accomplished speaker; he is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and has earned the NSA’s Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Fewer than two percent of the world’s speakers hold this achievement.

Exited the stage and off an airplane, Jeff is an avid reader and aspiring ice hockey referee. His wife and he enjoy tending to their land and their respective loyalties to their college teams. It’s a divided home from time to time. A daughter at university keeps him young and, somewhat, cool. She and Jeff can often be found on a sheet of ice, as she figuratively and literally skates circles around him.