Paras Maniar has served as the Chief Strategy Officer for ReachLocal since March 2015. Prior to ReachLocal, Mr. Maniar was at WPSChallenger where he managed the venture fund's portfolio and investment decisions in North America. Prior to that, he was a founding executive of EQAL, a social media startup acquired by Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY). While at EQAL, Mr. Maniar served in various executive roles including Chief Strategy Officer, EVP of Corporate Development, Chief Operating Officer and board member. Mr. Maniar also spent four years at McKinsey and Company where he was a member of the company's Telecomm, Media and Technology practice. He has a MBA and Juris Doctor from the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University School of Law, respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Economies from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Maniar is an active member of the Los Angeles startup community and sits on the Board of Directors of Silversheet.