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.
As 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.