Howard Ray Bryant, MBA

Howard Ray Bryant, MBA

Associate Professor – School of Business


  • BA, University of Southern California, 1989
  • MBA, Duke University, 1993


Ray believes in the power of entrepreneurship and evangelism together. Integrating the power of biblical principles into the process of starting a company is one of his great passions. He strives to impart this combination of principles and process to his students. After starting his professional career in banking and management consulting, Ray moved to a small private equity group before finding his calling as an entrepreneur. He brings a broad range of functional experience to his students including deal structuring and pitching, digital marketing and market evaluation. Ray’s research interests include how startups communicate value quickly, what constitutes effective idea validation and how digital strategy affects the ultimate results of a startup. He has had two successful exits and currently sits on the board of two startups. Ray and his wife have worked closely with both children’s and marriage ministries and belong to Rolling Hills Church. They enjoy a wide variety of activities with their family.