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Wray Executive Search Names Ray Kelley and Rebecca Patt Partner



Wray Executive Search Names Ray Kelley and Rebecca Patt Partner

December 14, 2022

St. Petersburg, FL, December 14, 2022 – Wray Executive Search, a leader in executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries is pleased to announce that Ray Kelley and Rebecca Patt have been named partner. Mr. Kelley and Ms. Patt will be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team, and driving the implementation of technology to enhance client services.

Kelley joined Wray Executive Search in 2016 and has been instrumental in building relationships with the next generation of industry leaders, providing unparalleled executive search and advisory services to partners, and establishing Wray Executive Search as the industry’s premier boutique executive search firm.

Patt joined Wray Executive Search in 2004, working directly with Founder Dick Wray. Since joining, Wray Executive Search, Ms. Patt has proven to be one of the industry’s most impressive recruiters, relentlessly dedicated to her clients and candidates in her network.

“We are truly delighted to have Rebecca and Ray become partners following their exceedingly successful tenures at Wray Executive Search. They have been an integral part of the firm’s growth and laser focus on client needs. Their experience and relationships established over the years will serve them well as we continue to grow our practice, set exceptional standards and expand our capabilities,” said Bob Gershberg, CEO and Managing Partner at Wray.

Mr. Kelley added “It has been a wonderful journey working here at Wray Executive Search. Our goal has always been to provide incomparable value to our clients and stakeholders, and I’m proud to be a part of an outstanding team of dedicated and talented professionals. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of Wray Executive Search now and in the future.” Ms. Patt added, “It is a joy and a privilege to do this work and an honor to be a part of Wray Executive Search.”

About Wray Executive Search

For more than 50 years Wray Executive Search has successfully provided executive search and advisory services, recruiting impressive leadership teams for many of the nation’s most successful restaurant, foodservice, hospitality, franchise and retail companies.  Wray is a purpose-driven executive search firm and human capital advisory, specializing in C-level, senior executive and functional leadership search. As advocates of our clients’ businesses, we take ownership of their recruitment needs, working in close partnership over the long-term.


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