Meet Rachel Bates Wilfahrt

Director of Competitive Intelligence


Meet Rachel Bates Wilfahrt, Director of Competitive Intelligence. She joined Access/Information in 2018 after ten years of experience working in competitive intelligence and information management roles supporting higher education fundraising. Rachel refers to herself as a “librarian without a library” and believes that developing strong relationships with clients is key to understanding and meeting information needs.

Rachel’s extensive professional expertise is founded in research and analysis at the industry, organization, person and product levels. Her specialties include:


Competitive Intelligence


Business Development Research


Prospect Research and Analysis


Industry Analysis

Rachel has a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Dakota. She’s an active member of the Special Libraries Association and recipient of SLA’s 2013 Rising Star Award. Rachel is a past President of SLA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and received its Meritorious Service Award in 2015. In her free time, she can be found walking her dog Alice around their neighborhood in Centennial.

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