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WHO WE ARE

Raven Advisory LLC was started by Sheffield Ford as a consulting firm and quickly moved into providing various types of security for manufacturing & pharmaceutical companies and high-net worth individuals & families. Raven moved into the oil and gas industry introducing an American company into Northern Afghanistan and assisting with the establishment of gas turbines to provide electricity to over 250,000 homes. 

 

While continuing to grow Raven commercially, the decision was made to pursue US Government contracts.  Initial success was realized providing austere medical care also known as Pro-longed Field Care for Special Forces units conducting training rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Louisianna. Sheffield was given the opportunity to purchase a small medical training company out of Fayetteville, NC providing more depth in past performance. Along with supporting various large contracts as a subcontractor and small contracts as a prime, Sheffield began to develop a training facility in Gibson, NC not far from Fort Bragg, now Fort Liberty. 

Opportunity came to Sheffield in the middle of 2020 to purchase a well-known business, Gryphon Group Security Solutions. Sheffield developed a plan with friends from the oil and gas industry and seized the opportunity to purchase Gryphon Group in December 2020. Since purchasing Gryphon Group, Sheffield has reorganized Raven Advisory, and between the company and its subsidiaries, has created six different divisions or "business units" to maintain specialty skills in the products and services Raven Advisory offers. Sheffield has built a team and a business that is quickly growing and winning work both in the government and commercial sector. 

What Makes Raven Advisory Different?

Multi Dimensional Integration

Raven Technologies Division provides training and operational integration for Unmanned Systems, Counter Unmanned Systems & Signature Management enhancing our ability to integrate technology into real training scenarios & Full Mission Profile events supporting up to Battalion size validation exercises.

Scenario Based Learning

Our Survivability Programs focus on the human factors that affect decision making in highly chaotic situations and uncertain fluid environments. Scenario-Based Learning is an immersive training environment where learners meet realistic work challenges and receive comprehensive feedback from subject matter expert instructors as they progress.

Actual SOF Operators Run and Manage the Company

Raven Training Division centers on a newly updated Gryphon Group Training Center and a completely new staff of Special Operations/Law Enforcement Agency professionals focused on providing the highest standard of training worldwide.

Relevant Course Content from Our Global Operations

Raven Advisory's operational portfolio and footprint spans the globe putting our personnel at the forefront of world crisis & interdiction - this expertise and knowledge is brought directly back to our training facilities.

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Our Staff is made up of Green Berets (Special Forces), Special Operations Forces, Special Mission Units, Federal Agencies, Federal - State - Local Law Enforcement, and Subject Matter Experts with specialty skills in management, intelligence, and logistics.

Relevant.

Resolute.

Ready.

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3. Ready

Raven Advisory remains READY as the company trusted for specialized staffing, operational support and integrated technology resulting in the mission success of their customers.

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1. Relevant

Raven Advisory remains RELEVANT becoming the venue of choice where Teams want to train; technically, tactically & operationally focused to Increase the Lethality and Survivability of their customers.

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2. Resolute

Raven Advisory remains RESOLUTE in their commitment to be the one company that provides all of the facilities, subject matter experts, and scenario based learning programs to prepare their customers for the unknown.

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special forces military training gryphon group maxton fort liberty bragg

Our Company Vision:

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Raven Advisory serves the multi dimensional operator providing premier, comprehensive resources and facilities, specialized staffing, real world operational support, and integration of the latest technology increasing lethality and survivability for the warfighter, government agencies and commercial customers anytime, anyplace worldwide.

OUR TEAM

Sheffield Ford

President/CEO

Billy Varga

Senior Vice President Operations

Frank McBee

Vice President of Training Operations

Lowell Berry

Chief Strategy Officer

Chris Keon

Senior Director of Technologies

Bobby Sinko

Director of SOF Business Development

Jason Adams

Director of Medical

Operations & Education

Rob "VR" Vires Jr.

Director of Technologies

Pete Leyden

Director of Security Operations

& Risk Mitigation

Jennifer Gantt

Director of Human Resources

Beth MacDonald

Director of Business Development

Eddie Tellez

Director of Training

Rob "RV

Our staff is made up of Green Berets (Special Forces), Special Operations Forces, Special Missions Units, Federal Agencies, Federal - State - Local Law Enforcement, and Subject Matter Experts with specialty skills in management, intelligence, and logistics.

Raven Advisory's staff and cadre are industry leaders in identifying emerging technology relevant to the contemporary operational environment and assisting warfighters in seamlessly integrating these technologies and systems into their operations.

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OUR STRUCTURE

Raven Advisory is organized into 5 core Business Units that uniquely specialize in specific subject matter expertise. This allows each Business Unit to deliberately focus on their defined field/disciplines while Raven Advisory continually extracts the lessons learned from our full spectrum operational portfolio and injects it directly back into all 5 Business Units to always maintain relevant operational support, training programs and validation exercises.

Our 5 Business Units:

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS & CLIENTS

COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Raven Advisory & Gryphon Group proudly serve America's Heroes. For over 30 years we have trained over 38,000 American Warfighters, Special Operations Personnel, and Federal Agents from the Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine Corps, and Federal Agencies.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Raven Advisory practices Corporate Responsibility by supporting the following organizations through donation, volunteer work and promotion. We believe in giving back and having a positive impact on the world and our community. All of these organizations have outstanding causes worth supporting.

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Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

American Society for Industrial Security
(ASIS) International

FFL Type 7, 10 & 20 with SOT Stamp for National Firearm Act

ITAR registered as Manufacturer, Exporter, & Broker

FAA Part 107 certified

SOMA Member

American Heart Association, BLS, ACLS, PALS

NAEMT Site # 6265:
PHTLS, EPC, AMLS, TCCC

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

CAPCE Certified

USDA Certification for Animal Welfare Act

AAALAC Certified

Gryphon Group

ISO 9001-2015 Certification

SBA Hubzone Certified

GSA Contract Number GS07F0377N

UN Procurement Service Supplier Number 15038

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

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