Founded by Raynard Ivan Ledford III in 2000, Prime Restaurant Group and Qualcomm Investments has been an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives through food, philanthropy, fashion and job creations. What was exciting about the Hospitality, Retail and Investment industries was that no two days were the same and everyday was an opportunity to make a real impact in society.
Raynard’s passion for business started at the age of 13 when he was a dishwasher for a Chinese restaurant working during a time when the minimum wage was a staggering $2 an hour. From there, he advanced his experience at fast-food franchises and real estate investments such as Little Caesars and Wienerschnitzel, which lead to his expertise in Hospitality. After a few years at Wienerschnitzel, Raynard proudly became the general manager and by the time he was 18 years old, he had saved enough money to purchase his own restaurant including the real estate. More importantly, Raynard realized his passion for business that is embraced to this day.
Not only has Raynard dedicated his time and efforts to being a successful businessman, he has also understood the value in education and worked hard to graduate from some of the most prestigious programs in the United States, including both the Culinary Institute of America and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
With all his experience, Raynard became Vice President at Universal Studios Hollywood where he was recruited to start a restaurant, retail and investment company. Today, in addition to founding Prime Restaurant Group and Qualcomm Investments, Raynard has had the privilege of creating numerous successful businesses such as Ork Capital, No Child Hungry, No Kid Left Behind, LBB LLC, ICL Fertilizers, One World Stem Cell Research LLC, GTI Trucking and many more.
Over the years, Raynard has lived and traveled to 105 countries, including most states in the United States to build businesses. He had the wondrous pleasure of learning Cantonese in Hong Kong, visiting Karni Mata in India, and enjoying peace at the most remote part of Russia. All of these different travel experiences has allowed Raynard to appreciate the differences in people, cultures and lifestyles.
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