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Startup Grind Hosts Ray Shealy (SafeWHITE)
Speaker: Ray Shealy (SafeWHITE)
Ray Shealy was selected by American Venture Magazine as one of the top “40 Under Forty” executives in the US in 2007. He is a successful operator with over 25 years of senior executive leadership ranging from green-field startups to Fortune 500 companies. As a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor, Ray is adept at helping technology companies grow exponentially by focusing on strategy, innovation and execution. Ray’s management style enables him to positively connect, communicate and inspire customers, employees and investors at all levels. His experience covers the many facets required to enable high growth organizations to succeed; including raising capital, building technology, managing sales, marketing and operations and preparing companies for sale. His deal experience includes both the buy and the sell side of mergers and acquisitions. He is a specialist in helping high growth tech companies unlock the value of their assets through disciplined, innovative management.
Currently, as the President and CEO of SafeWhite Inc., Ray is focused on bringing to market a unique, patented technology to disrupt the $11B teeth whitening industry. Ray also is a co-founder of the Columbus-based tech accelerator Founders Factory and has been a founding member of several other successful technology companies. Ray also currently serves as the Chairman for TicketFire and is an active angel investor with over 30 investments in Central Ohio tech companies.
Previously, Ray served as the GM at McKesson’s RelayHealth unit after they acquired HTP Inc., an Inc. 500 and Healthcare Informatics Top 100 IT company, in 2008 where Ray served as President and CEO. Prior to that, Ray co-founded a technology company in Chicago and was a senior executive in another software company who both became market leaders and were successfully acquired by Daimler AG and IBM respectively.
Ray currently serves on the board of E-Cycle, SafeWhite, TicketFire, Rev 1 Ventures and The Ohio State University College of Medicine Technology Review Board. Ray also has served on the charitable Boards for the Central Ohio Dyslexia Association and Columbus City Year. Ray is an active runner, snow skier, basketball player and coach for youth basketball and soccer. He is CPA and graduate of Ohio State University’s Honors Accounting Program.
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