Background & Experience
Ray Ellen is an Arkansas native who has always had a love for business!
When Ray was 6 years old, his father retired from the ministry and began his own small business. From an early age, Ray’s dad taught him the importance of developing professional skills and knowledge in business. Following his father’s example, at the age of 15, Ray started his own company, designing websites & advertising graphics for other business owners in his community. Ray took his love for business to college and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He then went on to work in marketing and advertising sales in his father’s company. He worked closely with small business owners to plan and execute a marketing campaign that would provide them with a competitive advantage and maximum exposure.
He married his college sweet heart, Katie, and settled in Rogers. Katie graduated with her masters in teaching from the University of Arkansas and became a teacher in Springdale. Ray worked as manager in two local franchises breaking sales records and achieving “perfect productivity”. With a desire to gain knowledge and expertise in Real Estate, he became an assistant with Lindsey & Associates where he marketed over $40 million in properties in 9 months using everything from advanced technological skills to old fashioned word of mouth. He also developed a proven 15 step marketing plan for selling properties. He then became a licensed Realtor®, selling 4 homes in his first 2 months and sold his first listing in 3 days! Later, he moved to Crye-Leike Realtors to learn their business system. While there, he maintained a professional website that averaged over 500 hits per week!
Currently Ray & Katie reside in Springdale, Arkansas and are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers. They are active in the community, teaching the “Financial Peace University” course by Dave Ramsey to young married couples. They are also active in the international community, spending a few weeks every summer leading short term mission projects all over the world.
Ray is excited to be part of the world’s largest business brokerage network. He has completed Sunbelt formal training and is now interviewing business owners to help them plan exit strategies.
If you are looking to sell your business or grow your business by acquiring another one, contact Ray today!
Cell: (479) 422 – 2279
Office: (479) 770 – 8989
Fax: (479) 770 – 0990