Xavier Ramey
Justice Informed

Xavier Ramey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Justice Informed, a

globally-reaching, Chicago-based organizational design and social impact consulting firm that

works with various institutions to evolve their cultural, operational, service and community

strategies. From small startups to Fortune 500s, small nonprofits serving refugees to

associations representing dozens of CDFIs across America, and spanning the gambit of

corporate and nonprofit institutions, Xavier and his firm have built the organizational designs; led

equity-focused trainings; provided executive team advisory services; and mediated challenging

legal, reputational, or financial hazards for clients seeking to be socially impactful institutions

that integrate powerful inclusive workplaces with industry-leading services and products. Known

for bringing his “invitation-based approach” to urgent social change issues, his clients have

included Ingredion, Emerson, Taproot Foundation, Northwestern University, Chicago Foundation

for Women, the Museum of Contemporary Art, BBIF Florida, and more.

Aside from his work as an executive and lead consultant, Xavier is a global keynote speaker, an

activist on matters of racial justice and policing, and a highly sought-after lecturer at top-ranked

MBA and social impact university programs across the United States. A native of the west side

of Chicago, he is a recognizable voice on the topics of community and economic development,

policing and policy violence, and connecting the everyday person to transformative social


Xavier served the University of Chicago as the inaugural Senior Assistant Director for Social

Innovation and Philanthropy, as the leader of the multimillion-dollar workforce development

community and philanthropic strategy for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, as a

Development Director at the Young Men’s Educational Network, and as a consultant for

organizations across Africa. He is a founding member of The #LetUsBreathe Collective, a

member of the Rotary Club for Social Equity and Impact, and a Board member of Young

Chicago Authors and Chicago Center for Arts and Technology.