Rendel Solomon: Private Equity Professional and Founder of One Stock One Future
Rendel L. Solomon serves as Chairman of the Board for his Chicago nonprofit, One Stock One Future, and serves as a Principal for private equity firm, Muller & Monroe Asset Management (M2). In addition to his role at M2, where he helps to manage capital on behalf of public pension plans, Rendel handles the daily operations of One Stock One Future and conducts stock investing workshops for Chicago youth.
Additionally, Rendel sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Securities Professionals, the Board of Trustees for The Latin School of Chicago, and he serves as Economic Empowerment Co-Chair for 100 Black Men of Chicago. He is a 2016 New Leaders Council Chicago Fellow and served as President of the Associate Board for LINK Unlimited Scholars.
Rendel is an MBA honors graduate of Columbia Business School, where he took on the leadership role to Co-Chair Columbia’s Black Business Student Association Annual Conference. Prior to his acceptance at Columbia, he graduated cum laude from Tulane University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Numerous organizations have recognized Rendel for both his community and professional endeavors. Ebony Magazine selected him for its 2017 Power 100 People’s Choice Award, and The Network Journal selected him as the winner of its 2017 40 Under 40 Award. Swish Dreams recognized him as an Honoree in its 8th Annual Fundraiser, and The Chicago Urban League recognized him as its SUMMIT Award Luncheon Innovator. The Chicago Defender newspaper presented him with its Men of Excellence Award, and he is a recent recipient of the Acting Up Award, presented by the Chicago Community Trust. In 2014, he was recognized as a Rising Star in Private Equity by the National Association of Investment Companies.
A 10-year veteran of the financial services industry, Rendel began his career with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio. When the consumer-packaged goods market failed to resonate with him professionally, he relocated to New York for business school and to pursue a career media and entertainment. While in New York, his entrepreneurial spirit took flight, but he ultimately decided to return to Chicago to work with his long-time mentor who founded M2.
While in Chicago, he endeavored to right financial wrongs in his community and soon discovered the depth of the community’s need for financial education. He founded One Stock One Future after seeing his young niece’s excitement and initial confusion to owning her own stock.. Through One Stock One Future, Rendel has brought a sense of hope, inspiration, and empowerment to countless underserved children by providing them with stock ownership and an education in economics and finances.
Rendel is passionate about education, a value instilled in him by his father and late mother. Rendel continues to promote education in all forms to the Chicago community.
In his spare time, Rendel enjoys chess, poker, Law & Order reruns, and spending time with extended family. His personal dream is to dramatically change the neighborhood of West Garfield and other parts of Chicago that have received very little economic or infrastructure investment for many decades.
Rendel can be reached via email at Rendel@OneStockOneFuture.org.