Ray is the founder and managing partner of Advisor Research Partners with over 20 years of business and investment experience. He has earned an MBA and masters degree in finance and accounting and is a Licensed International Financial Analyst through the International Research Association. His interest in business and investing started early and has developed into a life passion. Ray comes from a long line of business owners. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all self-employed businessmen. Today three of his six brothers are business owners. It is only natural that Ray continues the tradition and start a firm of his own. He learned the value of hard work and commitment at an early age with his first job on a ranch at the age of 12. He even started his first business around the same time raising rabbits. He soon learned that the stories are true as the business quickly grew to over 1,000 producing rabbits. Not bad for a 12-year-old boy. Over the past two decades, Ray has developed his financial and research expertise with the same determination and dedication. He started Advisor Research Partners to put his portfolio management, analyst and research skills to work for his clients believing that everyone deserves honest objective advice from someone they can trust.