Mr. Rene Larrave is the Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Wave Power. He is responsible for the overall execution of the business strategy. Mr. Larrave has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and management consulting experience in areas that include business strategy, operations, business process redesign, and information technology in a variety of industries including financial services, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, hospitality, high tech, and entertainment. Throughout his career, Mr. Larrave has advised some of the most influential corporations in the world. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Larrave was the founder and President of Calatestra Partners, an advisory and private equity investment firm. Calatestra led the A-round financing for Neptune Wave Power. Prior to Calatestra Partners, he was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avvantica, a national business and technology outsourcing company based in Dallas, Texas, that he sold in 2008. Prior to Avvantica, Mr. Larrave was the founder and President of Tactica Technology Group, a business and technology consulting company that was sold to Hitachi in late 2001. Most recently, Mr. Larrave conceptualized and built Motopia, a restaurant, business center, and European motorcycle garage which is in the process of expanding to other locations and of franchising around the world.
Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Larrave was a management team member with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting in both their London and Dallas offices. He has held Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Business Administration teaching positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Monterrey Institute of Technology, and Southern Methodist University (SMU). He is, or has been, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO), and the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and is a member of the board of directors for a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Larrave received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and Monterrey Institute of Technology. He is also a Certified Management Consultant with the Institute of Management Consultants.