Ravi Thomas is an associate professor of the practice at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV). Thomas is also a consulting CFO for several startups including EngageClick, a startup with CMU-SV origins. 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. He has held senior level executive positions at several startups. A co-founder, CFO, and board member of Jareva Technologies, he was involved in every aspect 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. VC's that have invested in PostX and Jareva include Mayfield, Hummer Winblad, and Labrador. Prior to joining his first startup, 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.