Biography

Dr. Ravi Thomas is the COO of EngageClick, Inc located in Palo Alto, California and an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University--Silicon Valley. Prior to EngageClick he was the the CFO of Yunteq, Inc., a provider of cloud orchestration software for public and private clouds, and consulting CFO at several other startups. Previously he was CFO of University Associates LLC (UA LLC). UA LLC formed by the Regents of the University of California and the FHDA Community Colleges holds the master lease on 77 acres of NASA Research Park at Moffett Field. Ravi has held senior level executive positions at several startups. A co-founder, CFO and a board member of Jareva Technologies he was involved in all aspects of the company from its founding as a service business, to its repositioning as a software product company, to the revenue stage and its successful exit through an acquisition by Veritas. Prior to founding Jareva he was the CFO of PostX, a company in the secure messaging arena. As CFO he was involved in raising over $30 million for PostX and Jareva. VCs that have invested in PostX and Jareva include Mayfield, Hummer Winblad, and Labrador. Prior to joining his first startup Dr Thomas was an Assistant Professor at the Fox School of Business at Temple University where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in microeconomics, economics of information, and public finance. He has also taught at Swarthmore College and was a Visiting Fellow at the International Monetary Fund. He received his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics with First Class Honors and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Industry Experience

Higher education; Software

Expertise

Business Planning; Economics; Finance; Fundraising; General Business Management; General Entrepreneurship; Social media

Universities Mentored For

Indian School of Business, Rice University

Ravi Thomas

Carnegie Mellon University

Palo Alto, California

EFN Member Since 2010

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