Gregory Chandler Ray

Gregory Chandler Ray

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Gregory Ray is a program lead and entrepreneur in residence at the Center for Regional Economic Advancement and an instructor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Previously, Ray served in a number of roles for Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a program for early-stage technology-based companies. During his time at CDL, he worked on expansion, pedagogy, operations, recruiting, and partnerships while based out of Toronto, New York, and Atlanta. CDL's cumulative equity value increased by more than $6B CAD during Ray's tenure.

Before CDL, Ray served as project manager for the launch of a private hospital in Kuwait and worked on strategy for a Dubai-based agriculture start-up. He holds a BA in biochemistry from Hamilton College, an MBA in strategy from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in molecular biology from Cornell University.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6395 - Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • NBA 5070 - Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers
  • NBA 5185 - Green Tech Innovation in Practice
  • NBA 5175 - Life Science Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • NBAW 5300 - New Venture Management
  • NBA 3000 - The Business of Entrepreneurship
  • NBA 5640 - The Business of Entrepreneurship

Academic Degrees

  • MBA University of Toronto, 2015
  • PhD Cornell University, 2014
  • BA Hamilton College, 2008