About Bob Ray
Bob Ray brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and expense management to his role as an UPSTACK Partner. He is skilled in negotiation, sales, professional services, contact centers and cloud communications management, and has a constant focus on customer success.
Bob co-founded NPG Solutions LLC, an independent technology and communications solutions advisory firm based in New Albany, Ohio, in 2009 with fellow UPSTACK partner Bill Fuller. The partners have played a key management consulting role for some of the most profitable companies in the U.S. and abroad by having an unrelenting commitment to quality and efficiency.
Bob also co-founded a successful startup software technology venture, ProcureSafe, Inc. (a Rev1 Portfolio Company), in 2012. ProcureSafe delivered a cloud-enabled Supplier Management platform to simplify the day-in-the-life of business professionals. Bob exited ProcureSafe with a successful sale in 2021.
One of the most fulfilling projects was a sourcing engagement for a global manufacturer with 133 locations. They wanted to reduce the dozens of incumbent suppliers across their global footprint and standardize with one global SD-WAN solution with a single platform for voice and collaboration. We accomplished this in less than six months and saved the client more than $5,000,000 over three years. We currently manage all IT Sourcing projects for this client.
For relaxation and leisure, Bob spends time with family and participates in sporting and other recreational activities.