As V.P. & Branch Manager, Ray manages the offices in White Rock/Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge and oversees the team of investment advisors, portfolio managers and professional support staff who provide customized advisory and discretionary wealth management solutions to affluent private clients and institutions.
Ray joined RBC Banking in 1991 in the Mississauga area where he held various roles in retail banking. Wanting to focus more closely on the client relationship, Ray transferred to RBC Dominion Securities in 1997 as an Investment Advisor. In 2001, Ray was appointed to the role of Branch Manager in Woodstock, ON and then continued to take on progressively Senior Branch Management roles. During his tenure in Management, Ray has been recognized with the Branch of the Year award on 3 different occasions.
In addition to his role as Branch Manager, Ray has been a member of the firm’s Manager Advisory Board, including Chair of the Board in 2017. This board represents Branch Managers at the senior management table and acts as a sounding board for various firm initiatives, strategies & policies and provides feedback and best practices to fellow Managers across the country.
Ray is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours Degree in Political Science, Economics & History. In addition to completing several Investment & Branch Management courses through the Canadian Securities Institute, Ray holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and Fellowship of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).