The Team


Donald E Brown - Principal Consultant

Don is a finance professional with a business consulting background. He has extensive real estate experience in development, construction and property management, both commercial and multi-family residential. Don's business consulting experience includes business process engineering, business systems implementations and project management. In addition, his background includes troubled project workout, troubled debt workout and negotiation, risk management, staff development, contract negotiation and accounting control implementation.  


James Rader - Principal Consultant

Jim focuses on customer strategy and customer efficiency. He is tasked with introducing innovative solutions to enhance efficiency and cost effectiveness for our clients.  Before co-founding Ravensview, Jim served as the Northern United States Market Manager for one of the largest banks in the world, managing a team of consultants aimed at producing results for all clients including small business and fortune 500 clients. He worked as part of the executive management group to create growth in bank operations, build bank products and enhance existing products. He personally led a three year process improvement project focused on commercial operations, customer service, product development and product sales within the United States.

Theresa Smith Brakebush - Principal Consultant

As a Principal Consultant of Ravensview Financial Services, Theresa primarily works with clients at the CFO or VP of Finance level. Due to her vast experience, she helps our clients with a wide array of high-level financial consulting services such as: investment and business strategies, budgeting and forecasting, feasibility, leverage, and risk mitigation. Prior to joining Ravensview Financial, Theresa worked as a commercial real estate lender for over ten years and was a partner in a homebuilding company for nine years. 

Jon Martin - Consultant

Jon’s past experience includes working as a staff accountant for a large property management company managing all AP and AR functions and preparing month-end financial reports. In addition, Jon has worked for a non-profit college housing organization creating budgets and overseeing accounting activities.

Kerry McFarland - Consultant, Notary Public (State of Oregon)

Kerry gained her experience working for over a decade combined at a Los Angeles based accounting firm and then for the City of Charlottesville, VA in the finance department for social services. Her background is in accounting support.

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