James Ray is a seasoned business executive and technologist, with a 30 plus year career that most recently includes being the former Managing Director of Global Enterprise Solutions at J.P.Morgan Merchant Services, an operating unit within JPMorgan.
In that role James led a diverse team of highly accomplished business development professionals to pursue, capture and grow business relationships with industry leaders around the globe. The Global Enterprise Solutions team strategically managed relationships with senior client decision makers to ensure J.P.Morgan anticipated the needs of their clients – coordinating the resources of the entire organization to enable commerce on a global scale.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, James served as Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts and Professional Services for Elavon, the payment processor and subsidiary of US Bank. In this role, James led an experienced team of Global Account Executives to serve selected multinational enterprise accounts. Previously, James was a strategic advisor serving diverse clients including AT&T, AutoTrader.com, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, NCR, Sabre Holdings and Underwriters Laboratories. In each of these roles, James advised senior executives regarding organizational changes introduced by rapid growth, economic decline, and/or the implementation of enabling technologies.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments, James is involved in the local community through participation with organizations like Gift for a Child, Habitat for Humanity and The Posse Foundation.
James holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and has completed graduate studies in Organization Development at The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.