It was a great pleasure to welcome Ray Grainger to Accelerate OC. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mavenlink, a fast-growing software company in the services business management and collaboration space.
He’s also a graduate of highly distinguished school, Harvey Mudd College, where he’s been a trustee now for many years.
He was a Managing Partner at Accenture for nearly 20 years before starting Mavenlink, and that experience provided much of the idea kernels for starting the company.
Ray started Mavenlink in 2009, and over the last 10 years has had an amazing run in building Mavenlink, headquartered here in Orange County. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ray nearly the entire time he’s been on this journey and have been so impressed with his leadership and energy, and his support of the OC tech community along the way.
Ray has built an amazing team and company, and is doing his part to Accelerate OC!
Great quote he shared from Ernest Shackleton: "By endurance we conquer." Such a powerful message!
Neal Bloom - CEO of Rising Tide Partners, Founder of Fresh Brewed Tech
Jenny Dinnen - President, Sales & Marketing of MacKenzie Corporation
Per Welinder - Partner at Werlinder Shi Capital
Tom Ferry - CEO of Ferry International & #1 Real Estate Coach
Jessica Oslo - Founding Partner & Clinical Director of Vantis Institute
Re-release: Tony Smith - Co-founder & CEO of Restaurant365
Re-release: Ray Grainger - CEO & Founder of Mavenlink
Kate Buckley - CEO of Buckley Media
Jeff Gardner - President & CEO of CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP)
Maryam Rofougaran - Founder, Co-CEO & COO of Movandi Corporation
Nicole Suydam - President & CEO of Goodwill of Orange County
Larry Armstrong - Chairman, Former CEO of Ware Malcomb
Nick Zasowski - Director of Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN)
David Friedman - President of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), Orange County chapter
Fred Haney - Investor, Author, Former Venture Capitalist & CEO
Neal Polachek - Founder, ThinkLikeAnApp
Paul O'Brien - CEO of MediaTech Ventures
Derek Herrera - Founder of Spinal Singularity
Spencer Rascoff - Founder of dot.LA, Former CEO of Zillow
John Bradley Jackson - Investor, CSUF Professor, Author, Startup Adviser