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Raynor Large

Certified Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center at CEI

About Raynor

Raynor Large is the Center Director of the SBDC at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a Maine-based community development financial institution with a mission to build just, vibrant and climate-resilient futures for people and communities in Maine and rural regions by integrating finance, business expertise and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably.

As part of the Business Advising team at CEI, Raynor works closely with existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to help move their business or idea forward with no-cost and confidential advising. He regularly discusses finances and capital access, licensing and permitting, marketing, human resources, and the myriad of other issues that small businesses face.

Prior to joining CEI in 2021, Raynor worked with business owners doing turnaround, Fractional CFO, and ownership transition work, developing a strong understanding of financial management. He’s a proud father of two and, while he lacks the coordination necessary to do real sports, still enjoys running, biking, and hiking in Maine’s wonderful outdoors.


  • Gettysburg College, B.A. in Psychology
Get To Know Raynor
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

‘Immortality’ always struck me as a bit egocentric, but it’d be great to live a mortal life with indestructible ligaments, joints, and cartilage – so, aging without debilitation!

What is your favorite candy or snack food?

Loaded Nachos, huevos rancheros, poutine… anything salty.

If you had unlimited resources, where would you travel to?

New Zealand for a month of hiking and running.

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