About Us

Who are we
The Raven management team is dedicated to offering strategic solutions that help clients achieve both personal and professional success. Servicing a wide variety of companies, Raven offers a tailor-made solution based on achieving specific, measurable goals. By incorporating their clients' language, slogans and mission statement or credo, Raven completes each assignment reflecting their clients' specific organizational objectives.

Trudy Evans is a strategic business consultant and leadership expert who believes “The strongest teams of employees produce the greatest results when they are given an opportunity to contribute as an individual.”  As the President of The Raven Group, Inc, she prides herself in assisting others reach their desired potential.  Working with companies’ nationwide, Evans seeks solutions and alternatives that are based on individual needs. The company offers Customized Training, Organizational Development Support and Consulting, and Executive Search Services.

Prior to starting The Raven Group, Inc. in 1998, she was an officer of a $2 billion publicly held company based in South Florida.  During her 15 years there, Evans held a number of positions including Regional Field Executive, National Sales Director and Vice President of Training and Organizational Development. Additionally, she spent nine years with a St. Louis based medical book distributor, advancing through the organization while learning on the job.

Dedicated to helping others attain their goals, Evans serves as an Executive Coach to a select group of executives and business owners. She works on an individual basis with clients to aid them in leadership challenges, strategic planning and presentation styles. Other areas of her expertise include focus groups and business recommendations predicated on meeting specific, measurable company goals and initiatives.

Evans is the author of The Pied Piper Principle: Lead, and They Will Follow and The Kaleidoscope Leader, as well as a professional speaker delivering presentations on topics ranging from Leadership, Personal Branding and Astonishing Customer Service. She has appeared on radio talk shows throughout the United States and is a member of Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate Brain Trust organization.

Bill Evans is a forward thinking professional who dedicates himself to creating a highly responsive work environment focused on customer needs. He uses his vast business knowledge to assure the day-to-day operation of Raven runs smoothly while adapting quickly to changes in the work climate.

As Vice President and co-owner of The Raven Group, Inc, he oversees the financial, technological, and legal aspects of the business.  In alignment with the company’s goals to assist others in reaching their desired potential, Bill encourages open relationships that foster growth and opportunity. His concentration on innovation and continuous process improvement keeps the company moving forward and on the forefront of industry changes.

Prior to starting The Raven Group, Inc. in 1998, Bill was involved in both corporate and private ventures.  Throughout his experience, he has focused on two aspects of business: customer relations and operational efficiency. Using knowledge from his past, he has been instrumental in establishing systems and policies that enable Raven to maximize time without sacrificing quality in service.

Attending the University of Scranton, Bill’s education includes institutional learning and on the job training. He believes that by uncovering individual needs in an organization, companies can better position themselves for growth and success in the future.  As a previous Executive Recruiter, Bill has a unique understanding of the intricacies necessary to cultivate careers from both the employee and employer’s perspective.

In addition to managing Raven, Bill assists small business owners in a variety of capacities. His services range from small business start-up which includes business plans, market study and competitive analysis to owner support, coaching and hiring top talent. Bill also assists business owners gain a better understanding of social media, helping them utilize the vast resources within multi-media marketing. He has a unique ability to connect with others, inspiring and encouraging them to reach their true potential.