Vice President


Ray joined Strickland Security in 2009. He began his undergraduate studies at Cleveland State University. He then continued his studies at Middlesex College and Rutgers University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Ray has over 25 years of experience in the security industry.  He provides all clients with his personal commitment to service and integrity. Ray has a wealth of contacts and experience in the industry, thus enabling the company to handle challenging security assignments.


Ray joined Macy’s in 1995 as an Assistant Manager and progressed consistently through the ranks. He was quickly promoted to Macy’s Lenox Mall, Georgia’s flagship location. Ray’s career continued steadily upward after his success at Lenox and he was promoted to the division’s 3rd largest location at Paramus New Jersey and served as the Security Director and later promoted to District Security Manager for Macys department stores.


While working for Macy’s his employee safety record and inventory shortage reductions resulted in an outstanding history of numerous achievements, awards and recognition for his contributions & accomplishments. Ray effectively served with Macy’s for over 15 years and protected billions of dollars in assets, millions of customers and thousands of employees.


Education & Credentials:


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting

  • Workplace Violence Training & Certification

  • Firearms Safety & Marksmanship Certification

  • Wicklander & Zulawski Interviewing & Interrogations

  • Identity Theft & ID Fraud Training

  • First Aid/Adult CPR Certified