Our Story

The leadership team of Prisere LLC led a prior venture in a community that was declared a federal disaster, one of the worst disasters in history. Thanks to our unusual professional backgrounds (in reinsurance and information technology), we were exceptionally well prepared.

Our team’s work was featured in the “Ready for Business” campaign of the Department of Homeland Security as an example of best practice for business resilience. To share our experience with other small businesses, our founder wrote a book that was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Business is updated with 40 per cent fresh content for the second edition, now available in paperback. The book has received favorable coverage from major news media. Work on the third edition of the book is underway.

For ten years after our experience of living and working in a federal disaster area, our team volunteered to help other small businesses impacted by disasters. The Hurricane Recovery Director of the American Red Cross honored our founder’s prior volunteer work to help small businesses in the Gulf Coast states recover from Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Ike. It became clear that our unique combination of professional and personal experience could motivate disaster resilience action in areas where other approaches had failed. We also recognized unique disruptive opportunities to develop tools to enable and insure disaster resilience. And so Prisere LLC was established.

“Simply put, the next time the Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers a workshop on the North Shore — and especially if that workshop features author Donna Childs — do yourself a favor, be there. I’m not just suggesting that this is a must-hear workshop for small and medium-sized business owners. I’m recommending the program for delegates from nonprofit organizations, school principals, homeowners, Little League baseball team coaches and everyone in between. The information shared during this three-hour workshop that concluded with the gift of a free Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best book by Childs and a comprehensive disaster protection and recovery planning toolkit, also free, was an eye opener.”

The New Orleans Times-Picayune