Ray George helps clients develop and deliver on fact-based marketing strategy decisions. He brings years of experience helping clients research, develop, manage and implement marketing strategies. Since joining HawkPartners, Ray has led marketing and brand strategy projects in many industries, including healthcare, financial services, professional services, consumer products, education, and technology industries. Ray’s particular area of interest is brand strategy, not only exploring how to best position brands to help deliver on business goals, but also how to bring brand strategies to life in compelling and innovative ways.
Prior to joining HawkPartners, Ray worked at Prophet, a brand strategy consultancy where he honed his brand positioning and architecture skills. Prior to joining Prophet, Ray was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan, managing a firm-wide client analytics team that assisted setting client acquisition and retention strategies and drove efforts to create a more client-focused organization. Before J.P. Morgan, Ray was a manager in Ernst & Young’s Performance Management practice, and started his career with Andersen Consulting.
Ray has taught a variety of courses and workshops, including the AMA’s two-day course "Successful Corporate Branding," has spoken at numerous marketing and industry events, and has guest lectured at the New York University and Columbia graduate and undergraduate programs. He has also written a number of articles on brand related topics for such magazines as Pharma Times, American Banker, Strategy Magazine, Risk and Insurance, and Advertising Express.
When not reading about the latest in brand innovation, Ray is an avid reader of contemporary fiction and historical non-fiction, and refuses to give up on the Chicago Cubs.
Ray received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Management at the University of Virginia.