Ray Genellie, M.S.

Vice Chairman and COO


M.S. Finance, Northern Illinois University, 1979, thesis entitled: “Procedures and Financial Decisions in Small Business Federal Procurement.”  

B.A. Geology, Northeastern Illinois University, 1973

Career Background

Raymond P. Genellie, Jr. is a co-founder of QuesTek Innovations LLC.  As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for directing all of QuesTek’s business operations, which includes accounting, contracting, financial, and human resources. He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, financial and management positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit business environments. His expertise centers around: proposal writing and contracting with the federal government; audit and business compliance with the government’s Defense Contract Audit Agency and other audit agencies; and financial and project management system design and implementation. Prior to co-founding QuesTek, he was the Business Manager at Northwestern University’s BIRL Industrial Research Laboratory, where he: assisted implementing new startup business opportunities from the University’s portfolio of intellectual property; supervised management of budgetary and financial systems; conducted contract negotiations; managed intellectual property portfolios; and provided program management activities. His earlier career experience includes being a Contract Specialist for Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc., a Financial Auditor for the Gas Research Institute, and serving in the U.S. Navy for four years. He serves on the boards of QuesTek Innovations LLC and of several non-profit associations. 

Publications and Presentations 

He has been an instructor of finance at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois (teaching senior and graduate level finance classes in the Principles of Finance, Financial Investments and Investment Analysis), and also speaks about issues such as entrepreneurship and small business contracting with the U.S. government.