About Ray Abel


I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After working in sales, non-profit, and management oriented jobs for nearly a decade, I decided to leave that behind and launch my first startup. A website called Bro Council was born and within two years it was voted the Best Website in Pittsburgh, NFL.com called it "everybody's favorite source for breaking NFL news," and a partnership with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was started on the ABC television show Shark Tank.

On top of that, the site has been featured on the following websites:

Ray Abel Websites

I also created a fun 5K event series that celebrates the best of a city called The City 5K, and a non-profit called Rugged Events that provides fun events as well as education for men with a mission to strengthen families through fathers.

Next up is a technology called Xogo that allows all people with disabilities to connect to media devices and smart homes - you can find out more about that here.

If you're looking for startup or non-profit consulting, or an experienced speaker please contact me to see how we can work together. You can also check out my resume here and a map of some of my trips.