Ray is Chief Communication Officer with responsibility for Education and Research at Gilded. He was most recently Dean of the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at LIU Brooklyn and Dean of the College of Management at LIU Post. Prior to this, Ray was managing director for Blackstone’s Alternative Asset Management division (BAAM), which was responsible for over $32 billion in assets. As a portfolio manager for the BAAM investment offerings, Ray served on BAAM’s Executive and Investment Committees. Additionally, he was responsible for top-down strategy research and was involved in all aspects of hedge fund manager evaluation, selection, and monitoring. Before working in asset management, Ray worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in financial risk. He began his career in finance as an options trader with O’Connor & Associates, working in foreign exchange, short-term interest rates and emerging markets. Ray received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.