W. Ray Hays Jr. CFP® CRPC® CPFA®
Managing Partner, Branch Manager
A committed financial partner
Ray is a distinguished financial professional with an extensive background in the financial industry. As the Managing Partner of Hays Breard Financial Group, and a valued member of Summit Financial Networks, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field.
Ray holds many certifications and designations: CERTIFIED FIANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP), CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR™ (CRPC), and has passed the series 7, 66, and 24 per the requirements of FINRA. Ray is a licensed agent in health, life, accident and annuity, and property and casualty. His certifications and licenses demonstrate his commitment to providing clients with comprehensive financial planning and investment guidance.
With a strong educational foundation, Ray graduated from Louisiana State University in 1991, further enriching his knowledge and skills to better serve his clients.
Ray's journey into the financial industry is marked by a notable career transition in 2000. Prior to this, he worked in the transportation industry, bringing a unique perspective and problem-solving skills to his financial advisory practice.
Get to know Ray...
Beyond his professional pursuits, Ray is a passionate LSU sports enthusiast, and his dedication to the university is a testament to his loyalty and support for his alma mater.
In addition to his professional and academic accomplishments, Ray is a dedicated family man. He resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and is a loving father to his now grown children. His strong family ties emphasize the importance of work-life balance and family values in his life.
Ray's impressive credentials, combined with his dedication to his clients, love for LSU sports, and commitment to family, make him a well-rounded and highly respected figure in the financial industry.