Executive Director, Massachusetts Competes
Stella Karavas is Executive Director for Massachusetts Competes, a coalition dedicated to fighting information technology theft that focuses on preserving Massachusetts’ innovative competitive edge ultimately helping to preserve jobs in the Commonwealth. She has worked with Attorney General Martha Coakley and Microsoft in the first landmark case to fine a foreign company for software piracy using state laws intended to combat unfair business practices.
Ms. Karavas is also the Chief Executive Officer of Voltree Power as well as a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector and the management of a custom component manufacturing company serving the radar, defense, aerospace and alternative energy industries.
As a CPA, Ms. Karavas spent 12 years in public accounting specializing in taxation. Her last position in public accounting was at Tofias PC, as Tax Supervisor specializing in individual, corporate, partnership and international taxes.
Ms. Karavas received a B.S. in Business Administration at Stonehill College and a member of the Governors STEM Readiness Subcommittee, AICPA, MSCPA and The Boston Club.