Breck Ray, President

Breck Ray has more than 25 years of experience in the executive search industry. He was the lead partner in establishing Ray Partners, Inc., an executive search firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Ray Partners is focused on providing its clients with executive talent that matches their strategic objectives.

Mr. Ray’s search work spans several industries including industrial and consumer products, the aerospace and defense sector, and energy. He also works with private equity companies in locating executives to lead their portfolio companies. Most of Mr. Ray’s search work is at the senior management level where he is actively seeking CEO’s, CFO’s or top corporate officers in Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Engineering, Information Technology or Supply Chain management.

Prior to forming Ray Partners, Inc., Mr. Ray was the Managing Partner of the Energy, Industrial & Consumer Practice for Ray & Berndtson, a global executive search firm. He also served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and chaired its Compensation Committee.

Before entering the search profession, Mr. Ray worked in sales for Xerox Corporation and in commercial lending for Bank of America. He is a business graduate of the University of Arkansas and serves on the boards of Worth National Bank, The Southwest Exposition & Livestock Show, and the Fort Worth Zoological Association.


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Tim Bostick, Partner

Tim Bostick is a founding partner in Ray Partners, Inc. He conducts senior level searches in the aerospace and defense sectors, consumer, automotive, and industrial products, and energy related industries. Mr. Bostick has also completed senior executive assignments in other industry segments, including: process, private equity, transportation, telecommunications, utilities, consumer products, retail, high tech, and media. His experience ranges from placing chief executive officers, presidents and chief operating officers to placing senior functional leaders in finance, marketing, exploration and production, human resources, information technology, operations, legal and corporate/business development. This diversity of experience and industry knowledge provides breadth to the intra-industry and cross-industry executive solutions he provides to his clients.

Prior to forming Ray Partners, Inc., Mr. Bostick was a principal in the Energy, Industrial & Consumer Practice of Ray & Berndtson where he spent 10 years. Prior to that, he spent seven years with Texas Commerce Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), where he was in the commercial banking group providing credit, investment banking and depository services to corporate clients in the Texas market.

Mr. Bostick earned his B.B.A. degree in finance from Texas Christian University.


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Mark Magruder, Partner

Mark Magruder is a founding partner in Ray Partners, Inc. Since entering the search business, Mr. Magruder has conducted executive searches for real estate, human resources, insurance, technology, utilities, apparel, health care, aerospace, industrial and energy related companies. Mr. Magruder entered search after a seven-year career in the environmental consulting and engineering field. His last position was office manager of an international environmental engineering and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Magruder earned his B.A. from Baylor University in 1992 and an M.S. from Baylor University in 1994.
 
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