Raymond Rodriguez-Torres was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Miami, Florida. When he was 9 years old, he read the words that would guide his life forever: “God’s Gift to you is who you are; your gift to Him is who you become.”
Raymond has enjoyed a successful career as an executive for a variety of large global organizations. He has served as a consultant to the former First Lady of Panama, the former First Lady of Venezuela, and the former President and First Lady of Honduras among others. Raymond has managed sales of over $300 million and directly led a team of over 150 people. Raymond has held positions in sales, sales leadership, managed care, operations, reimbursement, distribution, and government affairs for: Sanofi-Aventis, Hoffman-La Roche, Genentech, and Ther-rx corporation.
Raymond began his undergraduate work at the University of Florida and holds a B.S. in Health Service Management from Columbus University and a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from Oral Roberts University, where he graduated with honors. Raymond was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Master’s of Management Student Award” out of 700 students by Oklahoma’s highly regarded ORU School of Business. Raymond is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and The American Society of Health System Pharmacists. He is listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Business and Who’s Who Among Top Executives. Raymond received his Professional Proficient Coaching Certification from the University of Miami and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
Additionally, Raymond is the author of “12 Principles to Walk in Victory” audio workbook available on iTunes™ and the book entitled “Why Not Me?” published by Westbow Press in July, 2010. Why Not Me? Peaked at #4 on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases. The Spanish version of the book “¿Por Que No Yo?” Peaked at #1 on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases. In 2007, Raymond’s then four year old daughter Bella suddenly became paralyzed and diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. In his book and in his inspirational talks, Raymond recounts the miraculous story of courage and strength as Bella overcame paralysis and cancer when it was never thought possible. Raymond is a highly acclaimed speaker who was recently complimented by the former CEO of a FORTUNE 100 company as “The most inspirational speaker he’s ever heard.”
Raymond enjoys serving his community and believes “That to he that much is given, much is expected.” Raymond holds the title of Sir Knight in the Knights of Columbus and is the Lecturer of his council.