Gregory Chandler Ray

Gregory Chandler Ray

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Contact

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

gcr45@cornell.edu

Cornell Directory Entry

Biography

Dr. Ray is a Program Lead and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Regional Economic Advancement and an Instructor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Previously, Dr. 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, Dr. Ray worked on expansion, pedagogy, operations, recruiting, and partnerships while based out of Toronto, New York, and Atlanta. CDL’s cumulative equity value created increased by more than $6B CAD during Dr. Ray’s tenure. Before CDL, Dr. 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. Dr. Ray holds a BA (Biochemistry) from Hamilton College, an MBA (Strategy) from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) from Cornell University.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5640 - Designing New Ventures
  • NBA 3000 - Designing New Ventures
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading & Research
  • NBA 6395 - Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • NBA 5070 - Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers
  • NBA 5175 - Life Science Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • NBAW 5300 - New Venture Management

Academic Degrees

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