Rendel learned early on that education was the key to rise above his circumstances. He is the oldest of three children raised on the Westside of Chicago in a rough neighborhood known as “K-Town.” The neighborhood has been challenged for decades with crime, drugs, limited educational options, and poor housing. Through perseverance he obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. Today, he is a Managing Director with Muller & Monroe Asset Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm. He never lost his vision for his community whereby every child has access to a high -quality education and every family has the financial resources and education needed to build generational wealth. Rendel founded One Stock One Future to turn one million youth into public company shareholders by using workshops to them to stocks and ownership, then, with generously donated funds, the organization purchases gift certificates for public company stocks so that each student can open their first investment account. In July 2017, Rendel created the League of Superwomen, a networking and panel series designed to showcase women entrepreneurs and engage in a powerful discussion about entrepreneurship.