Our Managing Partners

Randi Ray

Anishinaabe n’dow. Flying Post miinwa Red Rock miinwa, N’swakamok n’doonjibaa. Randi is Anishinaabe from Flying Post First Nation. Randi has a passion and strong commitment to working with leaders in order to bridge the social and economic gaps across all sectors for Indigenous people. Randi has experience educationally and professionally in education, health and mining as a provincial lead, advocate, strategist, researcher and learner.


Career Highlights


Provincial Practice Lead, Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program

Supported senior leaders of organizations in facilitating positive organizational change related to how the organization works with, and provides services to Indigenous people. 


Community Research Coordinator, Health Sciences North

Supported the development of the first Indigenous cultural safety research lab in Canada.


Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator, Laurentian University

Developed, facilitated and managed relationships between Indigenous communities and the university to enhance student opportunities and outcomes.


Ph.D (c) Nipissing University

Research focus: working with elders and First Nations Chiefs to better understand the support needs of future Chiefs.


Contact Information

Office:   1-(833)-497-8423

Cell:       1-(705)-690-8423

Email:    r@mrandco.ca

Randi Ray

Randi Ray

Chris Mercer

Chris is a bilingual, award-winning executive with a track record of innovation, business development and increasing organizational performance. With over 10 years of executive experience, Chris has successfully led a variety of portfolios, including; strategic planning, government and community relations, marketing & business development, Indigenous affairs, international affairs, client services, and finance.


Career Highlights


Associate Vice-President, Laurentian University

Senior executive team member with supervisory responsibility of a team of 100+ permanent employees, 300+ seasonal employees and an annual budget in excess of $20M.


Chief of Staff & Director of Planning, Laurentian University

Senior executive team member with supervisory responsibility of a team of 20+ permanent employees, 70+ seasonal employees and an annual budget in excess of $3M.


Finance & Human Resources, Ontario Ministry of Education

Financial and human resources planning for a division of 200 employees and a budget of $250M.

 

Contact Information

Office:   1-(833)-497-8423

Cell:       1-(705)-562-6908

Email:    m@mrandco.ca

Chris Mercer

Chris Mercer