Albert Ray III applies more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry to helping individuals and families clarify and prioritize their goals, and have a well-defined financial plan for pursuing them.
Before joining Raymond James in 2011, Al managed a financial advisory practice at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for 17 years. Prior to joining the financial services industry in 1994, he spent 12 years at IBM Corporation in sales and corporate financial analysis, working with many of our country’s top corporations and senior managers.
While at IBM, Al was the recipient of two corporate internships studying finance with the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He graduated from the University of Akron (Ohio) in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
Al is a member of the Foundation for Economic Education, The Heritage Foundation, the University of Akron Alumni Association, and the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association. Additionally, Al has served as an officer of the Ocala Youth Baseball Association. His community involvement has also extended to Toastmasters International and the Youth Motivation Task Force which provides business counseling to students from elementary grade levels through high school, and teaching public speaking for high school seniors.
Al resides in Ocala, Florida, with his financial advisory team partner and wife of 29 years, Janice, and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth baseball and softball, playing amateur golf tournaments, reading and playing chess.