Raymond "Ray" Ferrell
Raymond (“Ray”) Ferrell has consistently developed and implemented cutting edge solutions by synthesizing elements of business, technology, and law. Among his primary areas of expertise are software as a service (SAAS), licensing, digital advertising, financial services, mergers and acquisitions, litigation management, and compliance. As the chief executive officer and general counsel at June Six Ventures, LLC, Ray is committed to understanding the drivers and industry dynamics of every business he supports.
Founded in August 2019, June Six Ventures is a legal and business consulting firm based out of Dallas, Texas. Taking a friendly and dynamic approach, Ray and his team members work to provide high impact solutions for the unique issues often faced by startups in the SAAS, fintech, insurtech spaces and other disruptive technology industries, as well as by private equity portfolio companies. Through its network of professional alliances, June Six Ventures works directly with emerging companies and private equity firms. The firm’s mission is to address each client’s most pressing needs by offering high quality, results-oriented expertise that can ignite and further their success.
As the firm’s CEO and general counsel, Ray works to help new companies transition into their next stages of development. As part of Ray’s responsibilities, he provides legal consulting advice on equity distribution among founders, intellectual property protection and commercialization, industry strategies and perspective, and proactive preparation for any potential legal issues the companies may face.
Ray got his start as a corporate and securities lawyer at law firms in NYC and NJ in the early 1990s after earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and a law degree from the Columbia School of Law. He then transitioned into doing intellectual property transactional work before he went in-house, becoming a senior counsel, vice president in the American Express general counsel’s office, where he supported the Amex interactive division as well as its global commercial card division.
After leaving American Express, he joined DexYP (“aka” former predecessor entity names, currently known as Thryv, Inc.) as vice president, associate general counsel responsible for the company’s commercial operations, before ultimately becoming executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Ray remained in that role for over 6 years.
In addition to his impressive work experience, Ray is a recognized speaker and leader in emerging issues related to Big Data, SAAS, social media, and company websites.
Ray is also an advocate giving back to the community, currently serving as a board member for Medical City Las Colinas, in Irving, Texas. He is also a member of the Dallas Assembly, the board of the Dallas Zoo, and is active in fraternal organizations involved in mentoring and other community works.
Raymond R. Ferrell
CEO and General Counsel
June Six Ventures, LLC