Rekha Menon-Varma

Rekha Menon-Varma
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Vertaeon LLC

Rekha brings 18+ years of corporate and start-up experience to the team. At Vertaeon, she has leveraged extensive business experience to develop analytics offerings and corporate clients.  She has brought operational and business insights to the forefront, from envisioning to executing development of supply chain, energy and market analytics products.

​Prior to Vertaeon, Rekha led comprehensive enterprise risk assessment, and CSR strategy development, at NV Bekaert SA, directly reporting to the CEO and periodically to A&F Committee of the Board.  At Bekaert Group Business Development, Rekha managed global teams towards growth opportunity identification, JV/ M&A option assessments, overall regional (mature & BRIC markets) and global strategies, and LT scenario planning, for multiple $1Bn+ businesses.

​Prior to this, Rekha worked for over 10 years in the US Chemical industry, with Lyondell (and its Arco/Millennium subsidiaries) as Global Market Manager, corp. e-Business Director, Process Engineer and Sr. Development Engineer.  Highlights include cross-functional leadership for multiple new product developments to consumer product value chain, and Chairman's award at Millennium for optimization and yield improvement without CAPEX, and for leadership.

Rekha holds a US patent for process innovation, publication in Energy & Fuels, certifications as sustainability practitioner (Brussels, 2010) and in competitive strategy (Wharton).  She received Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (with honors), Masters in chemical engineering from Auburn Univ. at Auburn, AL and MBA from the Wharton School at Univ. of Pennsylvania.