Ray Hightower

Raymond T. Hightower founded and ran a technology company, WisdomGroup, for twenty-one years before selling the company to 8th Light in 2016. Today, Hightower serves as Director of Sales at 8th Light.

Ray Hightower is a software developer, organizer of ChicagoRuby, and creator of WindyCityRails, WindyCityThings, & RubyCaribe. He is currently exploring parallelism and the Internet of Things.

Early in his career, Hightower worked in software development for Hewlett Packard and in sales for IBM and Marcus & Millichap.

Hightower is a scuba diver, marathon runner, skier, aspiring piano player, martial artist, Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster, and world traveler. He has visited every state in the USA and most continents on planet Earth. He studied Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed his Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hightower blogs and speaks on technology and business growth.

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Ray Hightower

Photos by Chris Peak and Abhinaya Konduru, respectively.