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Ray A. Lattimore, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Ray began a 15-year professional career with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company before founding Marketplace Staffing in 1996. A Liberty Fellow and graduate of both Leadership South Carolina and Leadership Greenville, Ray has earned the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) credential, and is active on numerous boards and in multiple organizations across the Southeast. An entrepreneur at heart, Ray also has founded numerous additional businesses in the services and healthcare arenas.

A frequent writer and speaker at conferences and gatherings, Ray shares life-tested strategies on how to turn entrepreneurial dreams into successful businesses.  He is also renowned for his longstanding commitment to helping support and develop minority businesses. 


B.A. Business Administration, Southern Wesleyan University

A.A. in Liberal Arts, Spartanburg Methodist College

A.A. Marketing, A.A. Computer Technology, Greenville Technical College

Advanced Management Training, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College


Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP); Liberty Fellow 2008; Furman University Diversity Leadership Academy; Phyllis Wheatley Leadership Elect, graduate


Current Boards—Chairman of the United Way of Greenville County; member of the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management's Legislative and Professional Development Committees; Chairman of Greenville Technical College's Finance and Evaluation Committees; board member, Spartanburg Methodist College

Past Boards – Southern Wesleyan University, the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Bon Secures St. Francis Health System, the Alliance for Quality Education and the Greenville Area Development Corporation (founding member and past chairman).

Personal Interests

Family, reading, entrepreneurialism, sports, basketball

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