Ray is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career at KPMG. He then held a series of financial management roles with a publicly traded aerospace company. Ray joined Heidelberg Materials (formerly Lehigh Hanson) in 1997 as a divisional controller and served as Vice President of Finance of its North American Southern Division.
In 2008, Ray joined legacy firm Maynard Cooper and Gale P.C. as Chief Operating Officer and he continues this leadership role at Maynard Nexsen. Ray oversees the Firm’s business related functions, and works closely with the Firm's other senior leaders in the development and implementation of strategy and innovation initiatives. He also serves on various Firm committees, leads strategic projects and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Ray is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College, and is married with two children. Ray and his family enjoy spending their leisure time at Smith Lake and training their retrievers Franny and Cache.