Rene Larrave

Adjunct Professor

MBA, University of Texas at Austin
BS, Monterrey Tech

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Bio

    Mr. Rene 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, energy, 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 has launched, managed, and sold a number of businesses.  Some of Mr. Larrave's entrepreneurial ventures include: CommandHound, a business process management and accountability software company; Koios Works, a predictive inference data mining company; Calatestra Partners, an advisory, consulting, and private equity investment firm; Neptune Wave Power, a wave power engineering company; Avvantica, a national business and technology outsourcing company; Tactica Technology Group, a business and technology consulting company; Motopia, a restaurant and business center with a European motorcycle theme in the process of expanding to other locations around the world.

    Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Larrave was a management consultant and 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 (UT) at Austin, Monterrey Institute of Technology, and, currently, at 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 Monterrey Tech, with additional engineering studies at Ohio State University. He is also a Certified Management Consultant with the Institute of Management Consultants.
  • Teaching

    Current Classes

    CISB-5397-002  Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business