Assistant Vice President
Mr. Tate joined SouthStar Capital in June of 2017 as Assistant Vice President and works directly with our President and Vice Presidents. Prior to joining SouthStar Capital he was owner and President of R.L. Tate & Associates, a financial consulting firm that provided Business Funding and Financial Services to small to medium size businesses, as well as schools, churches, and government contractors. His company also provided Business Management Training and Marketing Services.
Mr. Tate is former military and served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Specialist Officer (Medic). After military, he started his professional career with Xerox Corporation as a National Account Manager (NAM) providing high volume duplicators to such companies as: General Electric, PepsiCo, AT&T, Goodyear, and Eastman Kodak. He then became Vice President for Premier Teleservices, a 300 employee telemarketing firm servicing Sprint, MCI, & Alltel. Given full accountability for planning and executing strategies, he produced $1 million per month in company revenue. He was selected as one of the National Trainers for Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney to train their Financial Advisors throughout the US on their new proprietary software program called 3-D.
Mr. Tate is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, class of 1989, and serves on several boards including: Odyssey Productions, Christmas In July, and Star Athletics, Inc. He is also the founder of the youth program S.T.A.R (Students, Together, Against, Rebellion). Mr. Tate resides in Fayetteville, GA with his wife, Felicia, and sixteen year old son, Christian. He is an active member in his church, where he is the Chairperson of Stewardship. In his spare time, he coaches his son’s AAU Basketball team. Ray enjoys reading, listening to music, and traveling.
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