Rachel Barnes is responsible for the organization’s technology strategies from conception to deployment and maintenance. She has an extensive background in information systems design and internet technology integration. Coupled with a strong belief in the K.I.S.S. principle, her objective is to provide cost-effective, manageable technology solutions that underpin the operations of the entire organization so that FaithSearch can continue to produce exceptional project outcomes and the highest level of customer service.
Rachel began her career with Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas holding a variety of positions in their Information Systems organization ultimately managing the Houston office’s information technology data center. Leaving ARCO after 10 years, Rachel began her own consulting, training and software design company which she has led for over 20 years. Specializing in systems design, accounting/financial systems evaluation and technology strategy and integration, her clients have included both private and public organizations, large and small representing industries including automotive, aviation, energy, consumer goods, human resources, and travel/recreation.
Rachel began working with Halftime Talent Solutions in 2011, developing the technology strategy to support this innovative operating model. During her tenure with Halftime Talent Solutions, she also provided technology support to several faith-based not-for-profits and developed an understanding of their unique challenges.
Rachel is a native Texan, born and raised in El Paso. Rachel graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.B.A. in Information Systems and Accounting and received her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston. She currently resides in Dallas with her husband and enjoys spending time with her three kids, hiking, music, gardening and astronomy.