We believe it's “always about people” and that rings soooo true for our team at RAYNE IX. We have such an amazing, supportive, smart, fun, funny, resourceful, kickass team that we get to work with day in and day out. It’s truly a blessing.


Kiley Peters is the founder of RAYNE IX. She is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and small business consultant. Having personally counseled hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses on operations, business development, digital marketing, and consumer behavior analysis over the last 17 years Kiley is incredibly passionate about serving small business owners.


Susie Moon is the Fractional Chief Operations Officer of RAYNE IX. Her previous corporate experience in sales support and entrepreneurial spirit prepares her to help visionaries chase after their dreams. Susie oversees sales operations, sponsorships, and moves projects forward. When she's not working, Susie can be found at the dog park, visiting Kwik Trip, and watching Hallmark movies.


Mel Ripp is the fractional Chief Marketing Officer at RAYNE IX. She’s been a content creator, strategist, and marketing leader for nearly 20 years, and loves being part of the RIX team as it gives her an opportunity to operate in her Zone of Genius: collaborating with female entrepreneurs and executives on elevating their presence through thought leadership and content creation. Mel has never met a fancy candle she didn’t like, loves her cat Hobbs, and has managed to keep 14 houseplants alive in her office. When she’s not working, she’s usually hard at work planning her next travel destination—complete with a WAY too detailed Google Map.


Lisa Proeber is the Fractional Chief Sales Officer of RAYNE IX. Lisa is an innovative sales leader and business development strategist. With almost 20 years under her belt shattering sales goals for companies ranging from small family businesses to giant S&P 500 corporations, she knows what it takes to increase revenue.   

Lisa oversees RAYNE IX's affiliate program and manages the search for women small business owners and sponsors who are aligned with the products and services available from RAYNE IX. When she's not working, Lisa can be found camping with her two boys, exploring the downtown Milwaukee scene, or binge watching all the shows. 


Kim is the Fractional CFO of RAYNE IX.  She has led financial teams from startup companies to a division of a Fortune 500 company.  Kim has never met a KPI that didn't need to be graphed.  When not reviewing a spreadsheet, you will find Kim riding her bicycle or exploring Milwaukee's Historic 3rd Ward.


Erin Desing is the Client Operations Director of RAYNE IX. She supports our clients through her broad skillset in project management, operations, and marketing. With a love for problem solving and organization, Erin is always ready to tackle her next project. When she’s not geeking out over the newest project management software, you can find her at the gym or cruisin’ down the aisles at Trader Joe’s to find her meal prep staples.


Melissa Hoppe is the Marketing + Engagement Director at RAYNE IX. She has helped run large organizations for close to a decade and is excited to bring her mad organizational skills to the RIX Team. Melissa helps keep RIX engines running smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her three kids, and occasionally finds time for some gardening and indulging in binging on BRAVO television shows. Don't judge.


Nicole Rodriguez is our Executive Assistant at RAYNE IX. Nicole supports the team from behind the scenes lending her support where needed. As a previous small business owner she knows all the hats entrepreneurs have to wear so she enjoys taking on the administrative tasks.  When she is not working she enjoys traveling with her family and taking winter snowboarding trips.


  • Emily Strozinsky Lead Designer
  • Kanoe Riedel Lead Copywriter
  • Angela Ryan Graphic Designer
  • Pallavi Agarwal CRM Partner - Kander Consult
  • Tamara Edwards PR Partner - TE & Co.
  • Dawn Hryshko Tax Strategy Partner - Hryshko & Associates
  • Kali Farran Podcast Partner - Hivecast