Ray is Brightworth’s Chief Executive Officer, as well as a Wealth Advisor. His experience working with senior executives and business owners and their complex transition and succession strategies helps him guide both Brightworth’s and his clients’ success.
He began his financial career with what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers, later working for the Marriott Corporation and then serving as Vice President of Accounting Operations and Financial Reporting for Finalco Group, Inc. In 1988, Ray created ARC Financial Services, a financial planning firm focused on business owners, later merging that firm with Ron Blue Trust, a national wealth advisory firm, before joining Brightworth in 2007.
Ray has long been part of Atlanta’s business and philanthropic community, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Georgia, the Buckhead Coalition, CEO Netweavers, and Matchbook Learning. He has been a frequent speaker to executives on retirement planning and within the financial planning and wealth management industry.
Ray and his wife, Sharon, have four grown children and ten grandchildren. His hobbies include international travel, golfing with friends, reading, and exercise.