Live Globally. Think Locally.

Combine the extensive list of places worldwide we’ve either called home or conducted business in with a lifelong passion for learning. Now, throw in Type A competitiveness and the drive to succeed (okay, let’s call it as it is: the drive to win). The result? Our team’s DNA. Our global experiences give us sharp geographic understanding and heightened sensitivity to local culture, which shows through in our award-winning work. We’re always looking to challenge ourselves, strengthen our work and soak up the wonderful experiences life has to offer.

Map of Where We Have Been

Cast of Characters

Olivier F. Raoust, Sr.

Olivier F. Raoust, Sr.

Chief Brand Strategist/Chief Creative Director

Olivier was born, raised and schooled in France. His background as Art Director and Creative Director with regional and national agencies includes The OneClub's OneShow, Golden Mirror and BMA Best of Show awards. Raoust's first exposure to credit unions dates back to 1987 when was the creative director at a Virginia based firm responsible for developing Virginia's Langley Federal Credit Union original, and multi-award winning creative strategy. It was the impetus that Olivier needed to open his own firm in 1989. This led to forging lengthy relationships, including Silicon Valley's AEA Credit Union (now Keypoint CU), New Jersey's Affinity Federal Credit Union and Florida's Innovations Federal Credit Union. read more...

Donna L. Raoust

Donna L. Raoust

Chief Business Officer

Donna spent the first part of her career in the fiercely competitive telecommunications industry. From a "feet on the street" sales rep, she quickly moved through the ranks of management of Cable & Wireless PLC and MetroMedia Communications. Ultimately, she was recruited to create a telecom company from what was then a very small pay phone provider in Newport News, VA. In just five years, Eastern Telecom had grown to nearly $30 million annually with sales offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Donna then became a key player on the merger & acquisitions team that parlayed Eastern Telecom into the 10th largest long distance company in the country. In early 1998, the company merged again with IXC Communications, a $6 billion per year telecom giant. Time to retire. And she did...for 8 months. Donna’s role within Raoust+Partners has continued to evolve. A full partner in the firm, she is responsible for the financial and strategic business planning for R+P and all research and development of the marketing and channel delivery strategies that keep R+P an acknowledged expert in the credit union world. read more...

Charles S. Parr

Charles S. Parr

Chief Operations Officer/Creative Director

Charles graduated in 2000 from Old Dominion University (Virginia) with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Design, Photography and Art History.

In 2006 he completed a Creative Director training program at the VCU AdCenter. His resume includes more than 17 years of design experience with organizations such as Operation Smile, Physicians for Peace, SPCA and AIGA. Before joining Raoust+Partners in 2000, he worked as a design co-op for Norfolk Southern and as a designer for the Red Rooster Group in New York City. He also participated in two different conceptual art initiatives at the Wonder Gallery and the Plant located in Norfolk, VA.

In his career he has won two Best of Show ADDY Awards, 10 Gold ADDY Awards, 16 Silver ADDY Awards, Show South Merit Award, CUES Golden Mirror Awards and CUNA Diamond Awards. His work has also been recognized in AdWeek and One Club Online.

In 2008, Charles became a partner at Raoust+Partners as the Chief Operations Officer. During the course of any given day, he is involved with designing, video editing, audio engineering, animating, coding, marketing and strategizing for clients.
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Juli Anne Callis Lawrence

Juli Anne Callis Lawrence

Chief Strategic Officer

Juli Anne is a nationally recognized financial services industry leader. As a top executive, she has helped shape such organizations as Citibank, Western Bancorp, Langley Federal Credit Union, KeyPoint Credit Union, KeyPoint Financial Services, and the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union.

In addition, she was an adjunct professor of graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Management. She was also one of the original founders of the CUNA Council movement. Juli Anne has achieved record-breaking growth for many of the credit unions she has headed, and introduced digital innovations that raised the bar for the entire industry.
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Barrett Baker

Barrett Baker

Creative Content Director

Barrett is a graduate of Longwood University (Virginia) with a B.S. in Business Administration/Management Concentration and minors in Journalism, Sociology and Communications.

His resume includes more than 35 years of agency and corporate writing experience for organizations such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Department of Energy, Tribune Company, Terminix International, Owens Corning, Stone Ward Advertising, TCBY, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, University of Arkansas in Little Rock, The United Food & Commercials Workers, Harris County AFL-CIO, Dominion Enterprises, Gold Key Resorts, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, The Virginia Department of Transportation, Riverside Health System, Bay Disposal & Recycling, Peninsula Kidney Associates, ACDelco and Kmart.

In addition to assisting Client Services, Barrett is our senior copywriter and he manages a pool of freelance writers and editors. He works with our credit union partners to produce nationally recognized, award-winning website and newsletter copy, branding strategies, promotional marketing materials, member and prospect communication pieces and press releases. His work has been published in Coastal Virginia Magazine, Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine, Hampton Roads Magazine, The Health Journals, The Daily Press, The Houston Chronicle, and The Lowell Sun, to name a few.
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Jeremiah Lewis

Jeremiah Lewis

Interactive Director/Designer

Jeremiah is a 14-year veteran web designer and now serves as Raoust+Partners' primary interactive developer.

He is responsible for developing client websites and landing pages, managing installation of server assets and administering and maintaining client sites. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a BA in English, Jeremiah started a web development business shortly after graduating, and worked with a number of GIS mapping sites for local Virginia counties. After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, he expanded his web development work to Magento and Wordpress. He also became proficient in SAAS platforms like BigCommerce and Shopify.

He specializes in custom frameworks for CMS-based credit union sites, where he makes it his mission to make beautiful sites with clean code and excellent front- and backend features for users and admins alike. He works primarily in PHP and javascript, but has tinkered with Ruby, Python, and Node.js.
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Kenny Lewis

Kenny Lewis

Marketing Channel Researcher & Analyst/Media Manager/Metrics Analyst

Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Kenny Lewis came to us after a very successful 31-year career in the telecommunications industry.

Now serving as Raoust+Partners' Media Channel Advisor, Researcher, Analyst, Reporter and Negotiator, Kenny's resume includes the development and delivery of marketing and training programs for the Wireless and Internet divisions of Bell South (now AT&T) and Verizon. Kenny has a knack for connecting with clients and explaining technical and analytical stuff in a relatable and most often humorous way.
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