Reisha L. Raney
President and Owner
Prior to forming Encyde, Ms. Raney was Director of Internet Protocol (IP) Solutions for Concert (AT&T/BT Joint Venture). She worked in New York and London, defining new eBusiness models and developing an IP launch process. Ms. Raney also worked in Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, where she developed Concert’s first formal Asia Pacific IP strategy. She joined Concert from AT&T, where she was a Data Networking Account Executive ranked in the top two of salespersons nationwide for three consecutive years. Prior to AT&T, Ms. Raney was an Estimating Engineer at Lucent Technologies.
Ms. Raney has a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. She is currently a Harvard University Non-Resident Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University under Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. host of PBS Special “Finding Your Roots”. She is the founder of DaughterDialogues.com and the host of the Daughter Dialogues podcast.
As a descendant of President Thomas Jefferson's grandfather, Ms. Raney is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the current Organizing Secretary of the Maryland State Society. She also sits on the Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region Board of Directors.
Awards and Recognition
Honored as a Rising Star, a select group of young professionals chosen for their professional achievements and philanthropic efforts, by Living Classrooms and Politico.
Named a FedFem Award Winner. The award salutes high-impact women-owned businesses and executives in government contracting.
Ms. Raney has been featured in Politico, USA Today, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Japan Times and appeared on Cheddar News, WBAL TV 11 NBC News, NBC 4, and ABC7 News. Learn More.