Ms. Andraya (Dray) Carson has over a decade of experience in strategic business development, operations, business systems, sales, marketing, public speaking, and consulting. She began her career as a financial advisor, where she received her Life and Health Insurance License, Series 6 and 63 License, and Real-estate license. She became the top producer and Managing Partner for a Phoenix based firm. Ms. Carson then co-founded a private equity firm where she was VP of Investor Relations and Operations.
She launched Carson Consulting, consulting for start-ups and small to mid-size business owners, focusing on strategic business development and simplifying business systems, to significantly improve productivity and profitability. Ms. Carson has been instrumental to the growth of over a dozen startups over her career.
Ms. Carson the co-founder of KaiZen Medical Group, a pain relief and anti-aging clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona, In 2015 Ms. Carson and her daughter started Bag of Change™, creating products- with-a-purpose; dedicated to the rescue & recovery efforts of kids freed from Human Trafficking in the USA.
She is an owner and the COO of Växa Global, a Canadian based company supplier of high-grade industrial hemp, and the Director of Corporate Development for Fenner & Beane, a private investment firm with opportunities in a variety of sectors.
Ms. Carson graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.A. in Interpersonal Communications and an emphasis in conflict resolution. She was on the University Forensics Team, where she finished first place overall in the state of California for Individual Events, Competitive Speech, and finished as a quarterfinalist on the national level.
Andraya and her husband, Dr. Steve Hruby, reside with their two children in Scottsdale, Arizona.