Dr. Renée Baker

The RBI Group
Founder & CEO

Renée Baker, DBA, RCC™,️ is an entrepreneur, speaker, professor, and advocate for economic empowerment with nearly three decades of financial services experience. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The RBI Group, an agency at the intersection of marketing and finance, focusing on economic empowerment. Dr. Baker 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 Girls Inc, Pinellas, where she serves on the Finance Committee.

Renée holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University, an MBA focused on Marketing and Strategy from Penn State University and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a marketing specialization from Wilmington University. She also attended the Securities Industry Institute, hosted by SIFMA and Wharton, is a registered corporate coach through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, and has several securities licenses.

Her recent accolades include the 2023 AAAA Fifty Under 50 Top Distinguished Professionals Award, recognition by Financial Planning Magazine as one of “20 People Who Will Change Wealth Management in 2020,” the 2021 Smeal Alumni Award for Diversity Leadership from Penn State, and the 2022 Businesswoman of the Year honor from 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, serving in the community while enjoying all that being in Tampa Bay has to offer.