Meet the team
Chief Executive Officer
Ravila started her professional career as a chemical engineer and in Canada where she worked in the pulp and paper industry. Warmer weather and career opportunities brought her to North Carolina. As a life-long learner, Ravila followed her passion to continue her education by attending evening law school while still working as an engineer.
Ravila entered private legal practice and then made the move to a General Counsel position with a large manufacturing company, Umicore USA. After a few years, she was promoted to President, where she able to combine all her years of experience to lead the business.
Seeking an opportunity to lead an organization that makes a meaningful impact, Ravila became President and CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). She worked to continue and strengthen the mission of CED of supporting entrepreneurial companies.
Neil shared his vision for Bagchi Group with Ravila and it immediately resonated with her, so she welcomed the opportunity to lead he Bagchi Group.
Ravila lives by the mantra, "Leap and the net shall appear." She welcomes new opportunities and is excited by the challenges they present.
Chief Operating Officer
Casey enjoys devising business strategies to grow Bagchi Group and Bagchi Law and improve customer service. She's at her best when she can connect the pieces and find areas of opportunity. When Neil needed her to help him manage Bagchi's internal activities, it seemed like a natural fit. Casey began creating systems to increase the firm's efficiencies and ultimately save their clients money.
- Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy Analysis, University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill
- Burch Field Research Honors Seminar
- AmeriCorps T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Corps
Casey's role is essential to the operations of Bagchi Group and Bagchi Law. She reviews data and develops solutions to help the team support its clients. Casey is continually thinking about the organization's long-term strategy, as she's involved in every area of operations; finance, human resources, and IT.
Casey enjoys kicking back with her husband and daughter during the downtime. Her ideal afternoon is spent outdoors taking a hike or reading a book.
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Neil founded Bagchi Law in 2008 after recognizing that the way big law firms do business is inefficient. He wanted to shift the focus from the bottom line to customer service. Neil was inspired to offer sophisticated, global, and legal expertise as it relates to commercial transactions. He wanted to ensure these services were available to entrepreneurs, early-stage, and mid-sized companies alike.
However, Neil didn’t always want to practice law. He’d hoped to join law enforcement after university, but he became fascinated with how businesses work in the process. For nearly five years, Neil served as an attorney for notable firms. He realized there was a better way to serve clients without the excessive overhead of a large law firm. Neil knew that clients could get the same value in a boutique law firm, and provide a higher touch. It wasn’t long before he founded Bagchi Law, a firm that delivers value through client-centric care and solutions. Also, the firm’s ethos includes giving back to the community by doing pro bono work for entrepreneurs and nonprofits.
Two years ago, Neil noticed that clients need more than legal advice. They required a 360° solution. A solution that includes business strategy, financial matters, and other functions that legal counsel may not address. Neil set out to bring on new team members with these skills and build an all-in-one solution-provider. Within two years, he formed the Bagchi Group. As the founder of Bagchi Law and Bagchi Group, Neil has a reputation for delivering responsive, collaborative, and innovative solutions that challenge the default.
- JD Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Bachelors of Political Science/History
The University of North Carolina
- Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Neil enjoys being active. He even had the opportunity to play semi-pro rugby for two years immediately after completing his bachelor’s degree. But with his rugby days now behind him, Neil loves to pair outdoor activities with quality family time with his wife and daughter.
Let's challenge the default together