Wills passion is to see dramatic advancement and improvement in people and companies. C12 offers an excellent platform to apply Wills 40+ years of business process experience along with Gods redeeming grace, from which the Lord works incredible transformation in the businesses and lives of his clients. His spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ, business experience and academic background (MBA from Duke University) contribute to his effectiveness as a C12 Area Chair and business coach. He founded the NC Capitol Area C12 Group in 2003. Will lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his wife, Lynn.
Will has spent most of his career improving business operations to achieve greater efficiencies, quality and faster time-to-market as an employee, manager of consulting organizations and as owner of Advanced Business Strategies, a business consulting company. Personally, and through his organizations, he has provided consultation services to scores of Fortune 500 companies across many industries.
Jim is a career global senior operations executive with extensive P&L experience in operations, sales and marketing, and product development. Rising from the hourly ranks to lead a $400 million global division, Jim has a passion for the continuous improvement of processes and products as well as the integration of Christian principles in the workplace that glorify God. He has an excellent track record with successful greenfield startups, turnarounds, restructurings, and quality/productivity improvement on four continents. With 40+ years of experience in both union and non union environments, Jim has successfully negotiated union contracts and global purchasing agreements, implemented ISO 9000 standards and Lean Six Sigma processes in six divisions of a North American manufacturing company, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Jim presently serves a large Christian non-profit organization as Board Director, in addition to his roles as church treasurer, deacon, and Gideon Scripture Distribution Chairman and Regional Program Leader. He is a graduate of Philadelphia University (B.S.), Central Michigan University (M.A. in Management and Supervision), and Webster University (MBA). Jim resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife of over thirty years and their four children.
William Ray is a Raleigh, North Carolina native with a passion and calling to help business owners steward and grow what God has entrusted to them. Will and Nancy own a photography business that theyve built and grown over the course of the last eight years. A Dave Ramsey-trained Financial Coach*, Will has worked with and coached scores of business owners and individuals to help them manage their personal and business finances more effectively. While working at Walgreens he completed the Applied Drug Store Management training program.
In addition to his time as a financial consultant, Will spent nearly five years in full-time vocational ministry at Celebration Church in Raleigh. Will and his wife Nancy took their passion about stewardship seriously to the point that they became completely debt free, including their home and business. He received his B.A. in Communication/Public Relations from North Carolina State University.
Will resides in Raleigh with his wife Nancy and their daughter, Milly.
*Completion of this training does not make me an employee or agent of Dave Ramsey, nor give me the right to speak for or bind him, nor constitute an endorsement by him.
Mike’s experience spans multiple continents and organizations. Mike and wife (Dawn) spent 8 years serving as missionaries in Rome, Italy and New Delhi, India. Prior to that, Mike spent 20+ years in the telecommunications business starting in the infancy of wireless development and continuing to the full development of the industry. He has been involved in various startup businesses and was responsible for sales, marketing, site building and customer service in different organizations. As COO of a telecommunications company, he managed a revenue stream of over 500 million dollars. In addition, Mike has operated personal businesses in the US and India. Mike fully understands that any success in business and life is a gracious gift from God and produces a heart and life of thanksgiving.
Mike has spent a great deal of his adult life mentoring others in business and Christian living. He has been involved in various positions in churches. He and his wife have taught parenting classes and mentored young couples, a passion God has fueled in them. He is excited to see how God uses his years in business and ministry to help business owners and others in the marketplace reach their full God- given mission.
Mike has been married to Dawn for 30 years. They have three godly sons and two wonderful grandsons.