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Racheal Allen

CEO, Principal Consultant



36216 Freedom Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

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About Racheal Allen 

Racheal Allen is a Lean Six Sigma certified strategy, systems and operations consultant with nearly twenty years of experience leading and serving startups and nonprofits. In 2019, she created Operations School, a nonprofit business service organization with a mission to train, empower and equip BIPOC startup and nonprofit leaders with the skills to successfully manage and scale their organizations leveraging systems, automation and delegation strategies. As CEO of OPSIDIA, a management consultant firm that helps its clients operationalize their visions, Racheal leads a diverse team that empowers organizations to build capacity via program design and fractional operations support. Alongside her husband Gerrard, she is also co-founder of Centric Place, a first of its kind incubation space for Black arts, culture and entrepreneurship in Metro Detroit.


Allen previously served as the founding Chief Operating Officer for the Marygrove Conservancy, a 53-acre prenatal through 20th grade hub for high quality uses in Detroit that serves as the Kresge Foundation's single largest investment with a $75M commitment. Recent recognition includes being named the 2022 Small Business Hero of the Year by Connect313, a Young American Leader at Harvard Business School, Oakland County’s 40 Under Forty, DBusiness’ 30 in Their Thirties, Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under Forty and receiving the Great Expectations Award by the Detroit NAACP Branch.  

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