Raymond is a co-founder of The Pinnacle Benefits Group in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a graduate of University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Ragin’ Cajuns) with a degree in Accounting. While in college, he played both basketball and baseball on athletic scholarship. After college and for a short period of time, he played professionally in the Cleveland Indians farm system.
His insurance career started in 1984 in Ft. Worth, TX. He was Controller and, subsequently, Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest individual health insurance agencies in the U.S., selling over $250 million in premium annually. Afterward, he was instrumental in helping expand three other insurance marketing organizations before striking out on his own. Since 1994, The Pinnacle Benefits Group has been a leading distributor of health and life insurance products, having been awarded National Association of Health Underwriters’ Soaring Eagle Award for achieving the Leading Producers Round Table 22 consecutive years.