Sandy El-Rayes Joins TechFW as Marketing Director

Sandy El-Rayes has joined TechFW as the Marketing Director. She will oversee internal and external messaging, and assist with building partnerships within the innovation community.

“Fabulous fit,” said Hayden Blackburn, assistant director of TechFW. “She is an entrepreneur, natural leader and has quality experience in business development, strategic planning, operations, training, sales and social media marketing.”

Most recently, El-Rayes was the national Training and Development Director for Smart Circle International, which works with consultative sales companies. She was CEO of Bay City Connections and Grayson Carter for seven years and built a successful direct sales organization.

She is a 2009 graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and a minor in Business. She is currently earning an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

El-Rayes was accepted into Rotary International (Fort Worth) in 2018 and is in the process of joining. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

TechFW is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging technology companies that have a high potential for success. It mentors, coaches and relentlessly pushes them toward success. TechFW has offices at the James E. Guinn Complex in Fort Worth, at the UNT Health Science Center’s Center for BioHealth and at the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information, call Darlene Boudreaux, Executive Director, at (817) 984-9840, email her at or go to .