Your Business Specialist

Raynese Edwards, CEO and Chief Strategy Consultant of OutsideIn Consulting, is an award-winning business strategist, educator, advocate and speaker. OutsideIn Consulting has a client base that includes doctors, construction companies, restaurants, non-profit organizations, and politicians, in both the United States and Canada. With extensive knowledge of federal regulations, legal requirements, and compliance, added to her understanding of multi-million-dollar construction projects, Edwards has earned considerable recognition as one of Houston’s most respected and sought-after advisors. She is frequently spotlighted on business radio, as a presenter at national conferences, and she is a partner in many non-profit agencies where she serves.

In her previous role as Director of Outreach at a Houston-based consulting firm, she developed a powerful outreach strategy that resulted in 501 Houston Metro area businesses receiving free professional trainings, a surge in METRO small business certifications, and an achievement of $304M+ dollars in revenue to small businesses on the $1.6 billion dollar Houston Light Rail Project. As a top-tier leader in MWSDBE consulting, Ms. Edwards has delivered client programs designed to graduate small, minority, and women-owned businesses and/or expand large corporations.


  • Construction Management
  • Compliance
  • Mediation

Honors and Achievements

  • Houston’s Top 50 Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2014
  • R.A. Wiltz 2013 Minority Business Advocate of the Year
  • Who’s Who in Black Houston 2013, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Executive Officer World Youth Foundation
  • 2014-2015 Co-Chair for Government Procurement Connections