Ray Kelley

Ray Kelley

Associate Vice President
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Ray Kelley is an Assistant Vice President at Wray Executive Search. He is a resource to industry leading and growing companies to recruit C-level, Vice Presidents and Directors for both domestic and international locations.

Ray has over 20 years of recruiting and business development experience in the Physician recruiting and IT recruiting industries. He has lead recruiting teams to recruit and retain senior level talent to Fortune 100 companies such as IBM, Compaq, Intel and Cisco while also helping fuel the growth during the early years of companies like Akamai Technology, Mathworks and Qualcomm.
As the owner of a Physician recruiting company, the focus was to find the highest qualified Physicians and Leadership that could balance the fine line of superior patient care while also keeping an eye on the bottom line. In an effort to combat the shrinking Physician talent pool he instituted a “Roving Hospitalist” program as well as partnering with TeleRadiology and TeleHealth companies.

With this breadth of recruiting knowledge, he is excited to bring a “fresh eye” to the Restaurant and Hospitality industry. He looks forward to coming up with creative ideas to recruit and retain the best in the increasingly competitive Restaurant and Hospitality talent hunt. In an effort to learn as much as possible about the industry he attends the Restaurant Leadership Conference, the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference, ICR xChange and MUFSO.

Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Anna Maria College in Massachusetts. He resides in Asheville, NC and enjoys playing sports and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two boys.