Renée Baker

The RBI Group
Founder & CEO

As the Founder & CEO, Renée brings a unique combination of passion and practical experience to The RBI Group. Her unwavering commitment is not just to wealth management and investing but to investing in the future of all through financial literacy and building wealth.

Renée has an extensive resume of decades of experience within financial services and academia before becoming an entrepreneur. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, teaching advertising management and digital media strategies.

Renee’s advocacy extends far into the community as a mentor, community leader, and philanthropist. Most notably, she serves on several boards, including the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, where she chairs the Investment Committee; she also serves as Chair of the Admiral Society for United Way Suncoast.
She is a board member of Girls Inc, Pinellas, where she serves on the Finance Committee and as Treasurer for the IDEA Charter Schools Fiduciary Board for Florida. Additionally, she is a Lifetime Member of Leadership Florida, serving as Statewide Awards Chair for 2023-2024.

Renée holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University, and a doctorate from Wilmington University. She has received several industry awards and was chosen one of the “20 People Who Will Change Wealth Management in 2020” by Financial Planning Magazine; was Penn State’s 2021 Smeal Alumni Award Recipient for Diversity Leadership; and was chosen as a 2022 BusinessWomen of the Year honoree by The Tampa Bay Business Journal.

She is a wife and proud mother to three adult daughters. As an empty-nester, you can find Renée traveling with her husband, or enjoying all that being in Tampa Bay has to offer.