Ray Beauchamp has spent over twenty years in sales, marketing communications, direct marketing, public relations, advertising, brand awareness, lead generation, as well as building strategic partnerships, alliances and major account growth. As sales and marketing specialist in the high technology business to business marketplace, Ray's background began in computer science. Ray has a working applied knowledge of social media, on-line, and print media. Ray has also worked in research, direct mail, and trade show business. He was a key strategic pre-IPO member of VerticalNet, an ASP based solution provider, with multiple industry specific web sites designed as on-line vertical trading communities, which provided hosted e-commerce and community capabilities. As Vice President and General Manager of VerticalNet's Electronics Group, Ray led his team to be one of the most financially productive groups. He won several awards for his team and his leadership in outstanding sales, performance, and cost management. His previous background includes being a Premier and Strategic Account Manager for Cahners Business Publishing Co. where he was a Presidents Club member. Ray was the Western Sales Manager for the UTP Div of Hearst Business Publishing where he was awarded several years in a row for continous sales growth. Ray has been a founder and investor in several successful start-up companies from initial concept through execution, development, and merger/sale. Currently, he the vice president of business development for Drobo, a venture backed storage device firm. In the educational arena, Ray has lectured at UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and served as an expert mentor/coach to teams worldwide. In 2011, Ray mentored Next Drop that won the Global Social Venture Competition out of over 800 worldwide competitors.
Media; Software; Internet
Business Planning; Finance; General Business Management; Market Assessment; Software Technology Development
Universities Mentored For
Rice University, UC Berkeley