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.
- 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
- 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 - United Way of Greenville County Executive Board member, Greenville Society for Human Resource Managers member, Chairman of Greenville Technical College's Finance and Evaluation Committees, Spartanburg Methodist College and Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital board member
Family, reading, entrepreneurialism, sports, basketball