Ravi Raju has three decades of experience in the areas of cross-functional leadership, strategic marketing, and technology implementation. As a senior executive and technology consultant, Ravi built and led sales, marketing, engineering, operations and delivery teams for high-technology companies in Mississippi while helping to define and execute the strategic initiatives of each company during successful periods of rapid growth.
Ravi currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Exceleron Software which provides cloud-based customer engagement, billing, and payment software to the energy industry. Previously, Ravi served as Chief Executive Officer for NunoErin, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager for Commercial Programs at Camgian Microsystems, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of SmartSynch, a Smart Grid technology company acquired by Itron, Chief Technology Officer for 121Micro, Vice President of Technology for Vention, and Senior Management Consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation. Over the course of his career, Ravi held leadership roles in Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and Professional Services for cellular, internet of things and software-as-a-service companies while overseeing billion-dollar annual revenue product lines including software, networking, and hardware solutions.
Ravi is active with educational, charitable, and community organizations in Mississippi. Prior to serving on the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation for Mississippi, Ravi served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Co-Chair of the Forward Saints Capital Campaign, Co-Chair of the Head of School Search Committee, Chair of the Governance/Nominating Committee, and Steering Committee/Cabinet Member for the St. Andrew’s Chapel Capital Campaign. Ravi served on the Board of Trustees for Youth Villages Mississippi and served as Chair of the Talent Attraction and Retention Committee for Vision 2022, a group of local business leaders tasked by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership with developing a 10-year strategic growth and improvement plan for the City of Jackson. Ravi previously served as Chair of the Leadership Greater Jackson Board of Trustees and President of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Alumni Board. Ravi also served on the Executive Committee of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Board of Directors and served by appointment of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on the State of Mississippi Trademark Law and Technology and Intellectual Property Law Study Committees.
Ravi has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Davidson College where he received the Samuel H. Bell Academic Honor Scholarship. He completed his graduate coursework in Computer Science at Mississippi State University where he was awarded the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Founders’ Scholarship as the top graduate student in the Computer Science Department. Ravi is an Alpha Omega graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Class of 1988) and is married (Whitney) with twins (Rece and Rand) currently attending Elon University and Davidson College. Ravi is a continuous learner with a particular passion for family, technology, travel, and wine.