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Meredith Wilson Parfet, Founder and CEO of Ravenyard Group. Ravenyard was conceived out of the recognition that traditional crisis management needed to be reimagined. People experiencing crisis don’t need PR experts, they need crisis experts. Business crises require experience not only in communications, but in business. And most importantly, leaders need support in order to lead. Meredith has experienced crises across all areas of her life, including the tragic loss of her sister, her own near death, as well as a significant business crisis. She’s applied her learnings – personal and professional – to help leaders manage, survive, and even thrive through crisis.


Meredith has nearly two decades of asset management and hedge fund experience, including acting as the Chief Operating Officer for two alternative investment funds. She also co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. Meredith has led organizations of all sizes, from small start-ups to complex, global operations and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.


Meredith holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Political Science from Northwestern University. She also holds an MA in Spiritual Care from the Iliff School of Theology. She is an end of life doula and a practicing hospice chaplain.