Ray has spent twenty-five years successfully bringing high technology products to market. Prior to joining Mount Royal, Ray was President & CEO of RapidMind Inc. He joined the University of Waterloo spin-off and steered the company through $11M of venture funding and significant market growth into an industry leader. RapidMind was the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Ontario Centres of Excellence Mind to Market award, and the Premier’s Catalyst Award. Ray and his team’s efforts culminated in the acquisition of the company by Intel Corp.
Prior to RapidMind, Ray spent five years with Research In Motion (RIM) where he was responsible for all product management activities for the iconic BlackBerry product line. Ray has also done work with the University of Waterloo Commerialization Office and the MaRS incubator in Toronto.
Ray is very active in the entrepreneurial community. He is on the Board of Directors of Startup Calgary, a member of the A100, and a mentor and advisor to several entrepreneurs and organizations.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Math (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ray was the recipient of the 2011 MBA Alumnus Award for Outstanding Innovation and Achievement.