Ray is the director of the Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. He’s a business veteran with more than 27 years’ experience. He started three businesses, including an international trade consulting firm, and has worked as a consultant, trainer and manager for several SBDC offices. As an expert on international trade, Ray has consulted and worked with multinational corporations and banks. He also taught classes in international logistics, finance and import/export at several colleges and universities, is an author and has been a featured speaker on international business. Ray is the program chair for the District Export Council of Southern California.