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Ray Grainger
Executive Chairman

Ray is a practitioner of applying technology to business with the goal of democratizing human potential and building ecosystems that will spark reformational outcomes, because today, business is borderless and a level playing field is necessary to ensure success for both talent and organizations.

This has been the lens that Ray has looked through for decades and it is why he has helped orchestrate a path for Mavenlink and Kimble that focuses exclusively on serving the Professional Services Industry with technology and expertise that puts people first – celebrating the individual and championing the rise of the multi-affiliated workforce. The new company was formed to be the critical lynchpin and industry standard that will reimagine how services firms work.

Ray is the embodiment of our mission: to help companies of any size across the globe conduct business better by combining technology and industry best practices. Ray is a futurist that has dedicated his career to helping his clients succeed. He has over 30 years of experience in the high technology consulting and software industry. With a career built on tackling tough problems to help organizations work smarter and more profitably.

Ray began his career at Accenture, where he spent 17 years honing his expertise in professional services management as Global Managing Partner, consulting for both large enterprises as well as small and medium-sized businesses. During his time at Accenture, Ray also invested in several technology companies through Accenture Technology Ventures, including enterprise knowledge management vendor InQuira (acquired by Oracle), where he met his Mavenlink co-founders, Roger Neel and Sean Crafts.

Ray is a true adventurer. When not changing the way the world works, he enjoys SCUBA diving, world travel, and has served on two expeditions to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation (for which he earned a congressional medal for Antarctic Service). Ray holds a B.S. in Engineering with distinction from Harvey Mudd College, where he is also Trustee Emeritus.