The individual is the central,
rarest, most precious resource
in our society.

Peter F. Drucker

Paul Ray & Company is a retained executive search firm focused on exceptional client service and thoughtful candidate interaction.


About Us


Founded in 2007 by three partners - Paul Ray, Jr., Bob Tate and Tony Johansson. Together they have over 75 years of retained executive search experience having begun their careers in large global retained executive search firms. All have prior client-side industry experience in Fortune 500 consumer companies.

Paul Ray & Company has built a reputation for superior client satisfaction, innovation, agility and impeccable service.

People, through
knowledge, are clearly
the critical factors of
the future.

Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz

Approach


By focusing in consumer related industries, Paul Ray & Company has developed a reputation for understanding industry trends and deep knowledge about the candidate universe from which we recruit. Our team invests front-end time to understand our client culture, organization structure, its need and the company strategy. This approach has resulted in our clients repeatedly engaging us to help them recruit top tier, diverse talent that are successful and long tenured.

Results Driven

Results Driven

98% of our search assignments are successfully completed

Results Driven

Partnership

90% of our work is repeat business. Our clients see us as a valued partner.

Results Driven

Inclusion

33% of our placements are diverse

Results Driven

Retention

75% of our placements are still there after 5 years

Results Driven

Integrity

We only accept searches that we are confident we can successfully complete

Results Driven

Specialization

Experience, industry focus, research & a one team approach, help build deep & effective client partnerships

Human capital is the
only asset that is not
passive.

Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz

Areas of Expertise


Paul Ray & Company works across all functions at the senior executive level in the consumer industry to include:

Apparel, Footwear & Accessories

Food & Beverage

Foodservice

Hardgoods/
Durables

Health & Wellbeing

Household & Personal Care Products

Industrial
Products

Retail

People are not your
most important asset.
The right people are.

Jim Collins

Clients


Leadership can be thought of as
a capacity to define oneself to
others in a way that clarifies and
expands a vision of the future.

Edwin H. Friedman

Team


Paul Ray, Jr.

Partner

Fort Worth/Dallas
phone 817-569-1800
email pray@paulrayco.com

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Bob Tate

Partner

Chicago, Illinois
phone 847-304-8875
email btate@paulrayco.com

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Tony Johansson

Partner

Chicago, Illinois
phone 773-960-0995
email tjohansson@paulrayco.com

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Ryann Young

Senior Associate

Chicago, Illinois
phone 312-624-8752
email ryoung@paulrayco.com

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Kristy Dunbar

Senior Associate

Fort Worth/Dallas
phone 214-335-1175
email kdunbar@paulrayco.com

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Janice Carter

Director of Operations

Fort Worth/Dallas
phone 817-516-0865
email jcarter@paulrayco.com

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Often the best solution to
a management problem is
the right person.

Edwin G. Booz,
Co-Founder of Booz Allen Hamilton

Contact


5914 El Campo Terrace, Suite 1943
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

phone 817-569-1800
email pray@paulrayco.com

Legal & Privacy


All client information is held in strict confidence and is not shared or released to individuals outside the firm, except that information which is agreed to be released by our clients. We employ extensive procedural safeguards in order to guard our clients’ nonpublic, confidential information.