Ravenna Solutions, a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce we are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings, LLC based in Knoxville, TN.  Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a best-of-breed cloud-based admission system that provides a highly customized process and unprecedented efficiency improvements. The Education Brands companies, including Diamond Mind, Senior Systems and TADS delight 4,000+ schools and 650,000+ families today. Combined, the businesses have exclusively served K-12 private schools for over 100 years, consistently earning client satisfaction survey ratings over 96% year after year.  Mike Barros, former CEO of Diamond Mind, leads Education Brands and Linda Haitani, co-founder of Ravenna Solutions, will be the new General Manager of Ravenna Solutions.

This suite of established companies will power K-12 private schools with solutions for admissions and enrollment, financial aid, tuition management, school and student/constituent management, and campus-wide digital payment options – all working in concert to empower schools to achieve educational, operational, and financial success.

“Education Brands is the perfect partner for Ravenna Solutions.  We’re laser focused on supporting the admission and enrollment community.  Education Brands allows us to pursue our mission while also providing opportunities to build integrations with other best-of-breed technology solutions.  An open ecosystem is a win-win for all constituents,” adds Linda Haitani, General Manager, Ravenna Solutions.

“As a combined force, the complementary strengths, including an extensive, vibrant partner ecosystem, make us the premier provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions to K-12 private schools – from admissions, enrollment, school and student management software to solutions for online giving, tuition management, summer programs, alumni management, purchase cards, and more,” said Mike Barros, CEO, Education Brands. “In contrast to other platforms, we offer schools choice, flexibility, control and customer service excellence as we continue to look for ways to augment our proven, integrated suite of best-of-breed solutions.”

For existing Ravenna Solutions schools, your customer success and account management contacts will remain the same with no change to who you call for assistance. Please contact us at hello@ravennasolutions.com for any general or support-related questions.


FAQ

Q: Moving forward who should we contact with any support-related questions?

There will be no changes in the way we support both parents and schools. Both groups should use the same contact process as before.

There will be NO change in our outstanding customer service. Education Brands values support quality very highly and we’re pleased to be aligned in philosophy.

Q: Who should we contact with any sales-related questions?

For any sales-related matters, please feel free to reach out to your Ravenna regional account manager or email us at inquiries@ravennasolutions.com.

Q: Will there be any other personnel changes at Ravenna?

Our entire team will remain in their current positions. Linda Haitani, former CEO, will continue on in her leadership role at the company as General Manager.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Education Brands community?

We believe that Education Brands’ vision and values align tightly with Ravenna Solutions. Joining forces with Education Brands means we can continue to focus on elevating admission and enrollment. At the same time, our partnership will allow us to expand and continue to be committed to open integration with other technology solutions. Education Brands is the epitome of the open ecosystem philosophy that we are now seeing in our industry.  We believe that allowing schools to pick the technology solution that works best for them and then providing strong integrations best serves schools and families. Further, we are excited about, and look forward to, the innovations and synergies that can be created when we have the opportunity to work closely with the Education Brands family of companies.

Q: Who owns the company now?

Ravenna has been acquired by Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings, LLC based in Knoxville, TN. The Education Brands companies delight 4,000+ schools and 650,000+ families today. Combined, the businesses have exclusively served K-12 private schools for 100+ years, consistently earning client satisfaction survey ratings over 96% year after year.  Currently their portfolio includes TADS, Diamond Mind, Senior Systems, SchoolSpeak, and HES. Mike Barros, former CEO of Diamond Mind, leads Education Brands. For more information on Education Brands, visit http://www.educationbrands.com/

Q: What are your plans for software solution integrations?

Ravenna is committed to its previous plans to integrate with companies such as Blackbaud and SSS by NAIS. In addition, we are excited to begin our discussion with other Education Brands portfolio companies about new integrations and will update our community as soon as additional details become available.

Q: Where do I go if I have further questions?

For more information, contact us directly at hello@ravennasolutions.com with any general questions.


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