Hamilton helps leaders and organizations solve complex problems by designing and delivering creative interventions. Hamilton is committed to understanding his clients’ business challenges and leveraging the broad range of Collective Next’s capabilities to custom design the right solution. Hamilton also heads up CN’s marketing and new business development efforts.
Hamilton began his professional life by starting a theatre company, then moving to NYC to pursue acting. From there, he got hooked on facilitating collaborative work when he was introduced to it over 20 years ago at Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment. Hamilton joined Collective Next at the start and has helped shape and grow the company. He’s led a diverse set of engagements across industries developing expertise in topics such as strategy development, digital transformation, finance modernization, and talent development. Hamilton frequently works with CEOs and senior teams to crystallize their vision and strategy, and to engage the broader organization. His long-term clients include Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Swift, and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Hamilton loves cooking and is a kitchen gadget junkie. On Sundays he co-hosts the podcast, Atlanta Baseball Talk, which has aired 400+ shows, averages 6,500 listeners, and is recognized by the Brave’s as a legitimate media outlet.
“Hamilton Ray is a consummate professional and one of the best thought partners I have encountered across my career. His ability to shape chaos and ambiguity into a coherent and compelling story is second to none. Even more impressive is his ability to go beyond the story and lead the execution and deployment to ensure maximum impact and change are achieved. I can always count on his partnership to be bold and his counsel wise – simply put, the outcomes are better and he elevates the work of everyone involved. When I need a thought partner, no matter the topic, Hamilton is at the top of my list.”
Michael J. Benson, VP, Talent & Organization Capabilities, General Mills