President & CEO
Ray Ball, President of Ray Ball Financial Group, has made it his personal mission to enhance the well-being of each of his clients through educating them on the potential risks they face moving into retirement. He takes a 360 degree approach to crafting a plan that will help his clients navigate through the obstacles of uncertainty into the safety of a secure retirement.
A professional in the industry for nearly a decade, Ray specializes in Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, and Insurances of Life, just to name a few. He has cherished every second of helping clients achieve their goals and dreams, but it was the market crash of 2008 that made it fully evident that this work was his true calling. The aftermath of devastation caused by the crash hit too close to home, leaving many of Ray’s friends and family members in a desperate situation with a depleted retirement fund. Though the experience was the most difficult season of his life, it left him with more fervor to never allow for that to happen to his clients.
Ray doesn’t just design financial plans, he designs “life plans” to ensure his clients peace of mind in the now as well as in the future. Ray previously held his Series 6 and 63 with CoreCap Investments, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINARA/SIPC and currently holds his 65 (Investment Advisor Representative) with Brookstone Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor. In other words, he never stops striving to learn more and do more in order to provide his clients the highest quality of service leading to the well-deserved retirement of their dreams.
Ray is married to his one and only, Jean Marie. Together they share two daughters, Crystal and Anna Kelley, who are their pride and joy. Anna is finishing college, and Crystal has three kids- Christen Paige, Jayden Rayne and Jayce Rivers. Ray was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but now lives in the mountains of Sylva, North Carolina (quite the weather change). He loves being active, scuba diving and kayaking, but would choose to be cruising the backroads on his motorcycle everyday if he could! Ray is part of a faith based motorcycle club, Faith Riders, and also a member of Refuge Church. Ray and his family live every day to bring glory to God, and are grateful for the blessings they have!