Preparing for professional or organizational crisis isn't about fancy words, the right playbook, or expensive scenario planning. It's about a mindset and an understanding of crisis as a lived experience of suffering that requires a systematic toolkit to bring order to the chaos. Join Meredith Parfet, Founder and CEO of Ravenyard Group, as she shares her innovative approach to identifying, triaging, and living through professional and/or organizational crisis.
Meredith Parfet is the CEO and Founder of Ravenyard Group, a boutique crisis management firm with expertise in matters that involve legal or regulatory action, scandal, white collar crimes, large insurance litigation, or complex family office disputes. (www.ravenyard.com) Ravenyard is unique in its emphasis on problem solving and strategy and in supporting the wellbeing of leaders in crisis. Meredith is an accomplished VC and PE investor, seasoned entrepreneur, and a passionate philanthropist. She has nearly two decades of asset management, family office, and hedge fund experience, including acting as the Chief Operating Officer for two alternative investment funds. She also co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an impact investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. In addition to her work in crisis management, she also works a few shifts a month as a humanist hospice chaplain. She is the independent trustee for a 40-Act registered VC fund, and on the board of the Colorado Health Network which serves the largest population of people with HIV in the State of Colorado. Meredith holds a BA from Northwestern, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and an MA in Pastoral and Spiritual Care from the Iliff School of Theology. She holds a certificate as an end-of-life doula from the University of Vermont Larner Medical School, is Reiki Master Level IV certified, and is a Six Sigma Greenbelt. Meredith has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Time Magazine, Mindful Magazine, Law360, and Lawline.