Ananth Avva, MBA

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Accounting
(217) 220-1772
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Ananth Avva

Mr. Ananth Avva serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Wrike, Inc. Mr. Avva lead finance, corporate development and IT. He has broad-based experience in strategic finance including product pricing, capital raise and restructuring, strategic planning & budgeting, integrating complex finance operations & systems, business process outsourcing, equity research & investment analysis, and technical accounting. Prior his appointment at Wrike, Mr. Avva served as the Chief Financial Officer of LiveOps, Inc.. Additionally, Mr. Avva led key projects at Google where he helped to scale and grow several teams in accounting, electronic payment services, financial operations, and financial planning & analysis. Prior to joining Google, he was a sell-side equity research analyst at Voyant Advisors, where he assessed the reliability of the earnings, cash flow, and financial position reported by public companies.

Mr. Avva began his career in public accounting in the Silicon Valley with KPMG primarily specializing in the semiconductor and software industries. In addition to his involvement at LiveOps, Mr. Avva serves an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University in the masters of accounting program. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He was a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Avva holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler School of Business.


COURSES TAUGHT

ACCTG 320
Issues in Modern Management Accounting
ACCTG 321
Strategic Cost and Management Control Systems
ACCTG 351C
Communication and Analysis of Financial Information for Accountants

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Cost Accounting

EDUCATION

  • MBA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MS, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign
  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2012 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2013 - Present: Chief Financial Officer, LiveOps Inc.
  • 2010 - 2013: Finance, Google
  • 2008 - 2010: Equity Research Analyst, Voyant Advisors
  • 2005 - 2008: Audit Practice, KPMG - Silicon Valley

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive

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