Ray Knight, MA

Ray serves as a Managing Partner in the Diversity and Life Sciences Practice Groups. With more than 15

years of executive search experience, he focuses on producing diverse candidate slates and specializes

in roles for the healthcare and medical device industries.

Prior to joining Jobplex, Ray founded and led The Knight Group, an executive search firm focused on

healthcare and diversity. In addition, he was the Managing Director of a boutique executive search firm,

where he focused on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical device and hospital networks.

Previously, Ray was Deputy Director and CIO for the State of Illinois focused on strategic planning and

performance management for the Department of Child & Family Services. He also served as COO for

General Wellness Inc, a healthcare consultancy start-up.

Ray earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College, where he was a member of the

varsity basketball team. He holds a Master’s degree in public policy and finance from the University of


Managing Partner, Jobplex