Richard (Rick) L. Ray’s is the CEO and President of Wealth Design Group. WDG is one of the fastest growing firms in the Texas. In 2013, Rick’s firm qualified for GAMA International IMA Diamond Award. Rick has been in the financial planning industry for 27 years.
Rick has a Masters Degree in Financial Services. Rick is a Registered Financial Advisor with the National Football League Players Association. Rick’s passion to work with professional athletes comes from his career as a successful coach and athlete. Before entering this field, Rick coached at Northeast Louisiana. As a high school coach, Rick was awarded the AAAA Louisiana Sportswriters Association Coach of the Year after he turned around a 0-30 football team and led them to the state semifinals in his first year as the schools Head Coach.
Rick is activity involved in the financial services industry. He recently served as President of the Houston Chapter of the Society of Financial Professionals and is currently serving as a Board Member for the Houston association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Rick is a member of GAMA and served as the LCP Chairperson for AALU. Rick has served on Guardian’s Field Advisory Board three times. Rick is currently serving on the GAMA Foundation Board of Directors.. In March of 2013’ Rick conducting a session on Using Social Media at LAMP and at the LIMRA Chief Marketing Officers Meeting.
Rick graduated from Northwestern Louisiana University as a Cum Laude Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Rick then earned his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from University of LA, Monroe.
Rick is married and has two children. He is a member of Shadow Hawk Golf Club. Rick is an avid scuba diver and snow skier. In 2006, Rick and his wife, Tara, started the Ray Family Foundation.
Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities, LLC. Financial Representative, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.