About

Ray is an IT professional and Magento evangelist from the Netherlands. He started working with computers in 1993 as a hobby at first. In the past, he has worked for KPN, a large Dutch Telecom company, as a senior security officer.

Over the last years he co-founded many businesses as a CTO (Jira ICT, Yireo, Wild Hibiscus, Rapido and SupportDesk.) As a trainer/consultant he has trained over 1,000 Magento experts worldwide since 2008.

At Magento events (worldwide) he has been a regular speaker since 2009. He has participated in reviewing Mastering Magento (2012), Mastering Magento Theme Design (2014), Magento Administration Guide (2014), Learning Magento Theme Development (2014), and the video, Mastering Magento (2013), all by Packt Publishing. He is also known as the Magento Doctor at Meet Magento events where is helps clients. Ray is a Certified Magento Solution Specialist, Certified Ethical Hacker, Red Hat Certified Engineer and besides Magento, PHP and Linux he loves to go deep on Security, Performance, Mobile and SEO.

In 2016 his first Magento book got published, Magento 2 Cookbook. By the end of 2016 he created a new Magento Performance Open Source project called: Mage.coach https://mage.coach.

Currently he is working for Magento as a Business Solutions Architect in the EMEA region.

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Ray Bogman is one of the top PHP engineers I have met. He has vast knowledge of web-technologies, security and of the Magento platform. He is a rare and great professional to do business with.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Yoav Kutner - Magento


Ray and I were introduced to each other a couple of years ago by a mutual friend. I perceive Ray as a gifted man. Somehow he is able to be a hardcore developer and he has an excellent developed skill set to present, do sales and negotiate while finding the best outcome for all parties. In product development he is able to truly think out of the box and be a source of inspiration. The combination of these skills to be found in 1 man is quite rare. If you’re lucky enough to work with Ray please send him my heartfelt wishes..

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Ben van Duijn - JMango


Ray offered what he said he would and went beyond that in helping me with some questions even though he was not a support consultant. Ray was easy to work with and even helped me at times that were probably not the best for him since there was a 7 hour difference. I will use Ray again if I need other Magento help.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – David Talso - Exact Software


Ray learned me the basics of Magento and some expert tricks. Ray knows very well what the goal of the course was and teached it on a good way. A guy you really want as a teacher.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Jonas De Smet - Studio Emma


Ray provided us with an in-depth explanation on Magento’s backend. Clearly showing us how backend structures can be built within the short timespan of 3 days. They have done a real good job at clearly structuring and visualizing documentation for this, as this information very much lacks from the original source. Worth every penny.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Remmelt Beckers - Xploregroup.be


Dear Ray, Thank you for your time and effort. I really appreciate that you shared so much of your knowledge with me. Your training provided me a solid basis for the company I am currently building.

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity – Drs. Julie Cai-Pan - CXP Holland B.V.


Ray is speaking very enthoustic about his work. After the workshop you will get also enthoustic about it

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative – Marieke Vos - Pasopshop.nl


Ray is a great person to work with, both on a personal and technical level. He’s kind, open minded and has a real passion for tech and Magento in particular. I’m sure his dedication and hard work will inspire many more!

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Daan Beverdam


Ray is always up to date on the latest tech, and inspiring to work with.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Ronald Bethlehem


I have been working closely with Ray for more than five years now. It has always been a great pleasure to work with him. Ray in bulletpoints: - Ray is a great CTO, teacher, and a passionate , driven webprofessional with a sharp instinct for new technologies and technical improvements. His knowledge spans all web areas: from server to search engine (SEO) and everything in between. - besides being technical proficient, Ray has a great feel for (e)-commerce. - Ray has always been an Open Source supporter. - last but but not least, Ray is a straightforward person. He always challenges himself and others with an open mind. I am sure his drive and passion will be a valuable asset for Magento Inc. for many years to come!

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Enno Stuurman


In the relatively short time I’ve worked with Ray, I’ve learned a lot from him. His enthusiasm was infectious and his Magento and/or internet knowledge seemed infinite. I very much enjoyed working with Ray and hope to do so again in the near future!

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Rachel Tjong-A-Hung


Ray helped me a lot with my own business by providing me with useful feedback. He is enthusiastic, cooperative and works proactive on ICT security issues.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Guido Jansen


Ray is a very qualified and experienced requirements engineer. Ray is a creative individual with a well-developed talent for unconventional approaches to problem-solving. Keep track on the problem and if he can tries to solve it. Or address it to the correct person in a correct and proper manner.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity – Martin Willekes


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