Tim Ray is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for commercializing great products with innovative business models. His current project, JetSavvy is a disruptive technology company focused in private aviation.
Tim’s experience includes multiple start-ups, exits, acquisitions and Angel investments. He is passionate about the importance of creative “out-the-box” thinking, analytical decision-making and developing great relationships to solve complex problems and find winning outcomes.
Tim holds an MBA from Queen’s University where he won a $150k business competition to provide capital for his first start-up, FoodScrooge.
In 2010, FoodScrooge.com launched as an innovative e-commerce platform that leveraged group-buying and an innovative supply chain to enable it’s customers to save 50% vs retail. FoodScrooge was acquired in a 7 figure exit after 10 months by TorStar Digital in 2011. FoodScrooge was featured on Dragon’s Den, BNN and dozens of others media outlets. The business continues to operate as WagJag Grocery under EMERGE Commerce.
In 2013, Tim launched Carnivore Club, the award-winning premium e-commerce subscription for foodies who love charcuterie. Carnivore Club quickly expanded globally to operate across Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
2014 Winner: Most Innovative Marketing Campaign (Canada Post E-commerce Awards)
2015 Featured on Dragon’s Den
2018 Winner: Best New E-commerce Website (E-tail Canada E-commerce Awards)
2018 Finalist: Most Innovative Marketing Campaign (Canada Post E-commerce Awards)
In 2018, Tim co-founded Guy Commerce Inc, as an evolution of Carnivore Club and a collection of e-commerce acquisitions. Guy Commerce had a successful exit in 2019.
When he’s not working, Tim plays dad to an amazing family and is active with friends: cycling, skiing, golfing and hockey. Tim volunteers his time speaking to aspiring entrepreneurs and enjoys helping students and grads with advice, mentorship and capital.