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MERIDIAN 84 INVESTS IN AND PARTNERS WITH ENTREPRENEURS READY TO EXPERIENCE A NEW LEVEL OF ACCELERATED, FUTURE-PROOFED SUCCESS.

The founding partners are passionate advocates for the potential of small businesses to drive economic growth and transform communities. Their Midwest roots and experience in business development fueled their vision to create a strategic partnership firm that invests in and partners with the future of small business America.

Meridian 84 serves as a bridge between business leaders and investment opportunities, providing the necessary support and resources for greater financial success and long-term sustainability. Our ethos is rooted in our desire to see your vision, values, and impact be fully realized and sustained from generation to generation.

Our Values

Speak Human

Speak Human

Can we get down with investment terms, complex financial structures, and legal jargon? Yes, but that’s not how we do business. First and foremost, we focus on clear, simple, and effective communication. No egos, just results.

Speak Human

Education and empowerment

We go a step further in our partnerships to equip entrepreneurs and management teams with the knowledge, resources, and support needed to make empowered decisions for their business’s next chapter.

Shared Vision

Shared vision

We seek alignment with our partners’ visions and values, recognizing that a strong partnership requires a synergistic approach to growth and success.

Community impact

Community impact

Small businesses power local economies. They offer jobs, contribute to the culture and identity of a community, and drive economic growth. When small businesses thrive, communities thrive.

Speak Human

Lean into doubt

We see doubt as something to be harnessed, not banished. It’s the catalyst for innovation and growth, pushing us to rest in our awareness and discover new possibilities.

Speak Human

Legacy building

We preserve and build upon the legacies of our partners, honoring each business’s unique DNA and community impact. We’re not interested in bulldozing the magic already there – we strive to amplify it.

The Team

Approachable, High-Impact Investors for Small Business America

ABHI GOLHAR

ABHI GOLHAR

Founder & Managing Partner

Chris Ragland

Chris Ragland

Partner, Chief Investment Officer

JOHN WILEY

JOHN WILEY

Chief of Strategy & People Operations

Rahul Varshneya

Rahul Varshneya

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Phillip Hearn

Dr. Phillip Hearn

Investor, Advisor

Ariel Schiffer

Ariel Schiffer

Director of Marketing Operations

Brandie Scott

Brandie Scott

Executive Assistant

Kait Wallace

Kait Wallace

Executive Assistant

Interested in working with us?

Go Further with Meridian 84

Resources and opportunities to unlock strategic clarity and drive confident decision-making in your next business move.

Do you enjoy growing small-medium sized businesses, expanding operations, and identifying solutions to hard problems?

Stay in touch with us on future opportunities, join the Meridian Talent Network here.

MERIDIAN 84 ADVISORS

Meridian 84 Advisors are, in the truest sense of the word, advisors — and that approach gives you a major competitive advantage. We’ve developed a proven process, and have walked this path many times. We know exactly what it takes to make sure you get the maximum value for your business. We see ourselves as your advocates and guides through a process that leads to the best possible outcome for you and your business.

METHOD 84

The Foundation of Meridian 84’s Approach: The Strategy Behind
Our Success

Through years of successful partnerships with small business owners, we’ve discovered 84 key points in the business operating system. Method 84 is a proven framework that dives deep into the core of a business, identifying pain points and opportunities for growth and developing a roadmap to success. Designed for small business owners, confident decisions for long-term success.

LUDINGTON LABS

Experience The Lab: A New Approach to Leadership Development

The Lab is a pioneering leadership development retreat that harnesses the power of shared experiences and self-reflection to facilitate meaningful and transformational growth. Join Meridian 84 portfolio companies and other top business leaders for an immersive, curated retreat that will forever change how you lead and live.

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IT’S TIME TO TAKE THE NEXT BIG STEP.