Panelist - James Ray -  JPMorgan Chase - Bio

James Ray, Managing Director, Multinational Corporation Sales at Chase Merchant Services

James' Bio:

James Ray is the Managing Director of Global Enterprise Solutions at Chase Merchant Services (CMS), an operating unit within JPMorgan Chase. In that role James leads a diverse team of highly accomplished sales professionals to pursue, capture and grow business relationships with industry leaders.

The Global Enterprise Solutions team strategically manages relationships with senior client decision makers to ensure CMS anticipates the needs of our 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 organizations like the United Way, Gift for a Child, Habitat for Humanity and Hope for Guatemala.

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.