Benjamin Douglas Ray is an invaluable member of the senior leadership team, playing a key role in communicating strategic management decisions to both internal and external stakeholders. His profound knowledge of digital communication and marketing, and his ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with investors, employees, partners, and stakeholders have been instrumental in building trust and credibility.

Ben’s guidance is pivotal in fostering collaboration and gaining executive approval for initiatives such as thought leadership, restructuring guidance, and internal messaging. He is renowned for his contributions to tangible success; leading the development of platforms, tools, content, and teams, and crafting messages that reflect the company’s mission and culture. Additionally, his thought leadership on purpose and values is highly regarded.

Ben is a seasoned leader with strong global communication and collaboration skills. He takes decisive action and leads with courage, understanding the repercussions of not being clear or being deliberately misleading.

He is adept at crafting standout communication strategies and receiving executive buy-in.

With a broad understanding of business best practices, strategies, and compliance, Benjamin Douglas Ray is an experienced professional, available for Interim / Fractional C-Suite short and long-term engagements, or permanent hire.

He advises founders, boards, companies, and HNWI on:

• Strategic business planning.
• Capital raise strategy, pitches, outreach, intros, and coordination.
• Go-To-Market, launch, and commercialization.
• Communications, alignment, and stewardship.
• Reputation management for brands, HNWI, C-Level, and founders.
• 506(c) general solicitation communications for private offerings.
• Venture Fund / corporate formation, documentation, structuring, and compliance.
• Establishing/coordinating US / Global business operations.
• Creating divisional administrational roles and responsibilities.
• Preparing Pro Forma / financial budgets.
• Creating company policies and procedures.
• Driving the mission and focus of organizations.

He is highly effective at driving strategy to gain a competitive advantage, compound multiples, and increase market share.

Brands he has worked with:

Benjamin Douglas Ray

He has been in Sports, Nutrition, Health & Wellness, CPG, QSR, Organics & Naturals, Media & Journalism, Sustainability, Architecture, Interiors, Investment Management, Investor Relations, Finance, Construction & Building, Commercial Real Estate, Multi-family, Tech, Education, Political Affairs, Leadership, Business Coaching, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Sporting Goods, SaaS, Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, and International business.


Currently, he is serving as:

Interim COO / Advisor of AWF Global https://awfglobalmedia.com/ An EdTech content platform serving MENA.

Managing Partner of the STRT Funds https://strtfund.com/ A 3(c)(1) Venture Capital Fund.

CEO of Benjamin Douglas Ray, https://benjamindouglasray.com/ a C-level advisory firm.

Owner of https://eightsaintsbrand.com/ Balms, creams, and tinctures to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and lessen insomnia.

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