Cindy is a Principal of FLS Associates, providing strategic business services to early stage technology startups. Prior to joining FLS Associates she was a Founder of Sitera Inc., where she created products that enabled a new market of communication chip sets, and she has participated in multiple startups that have had a successful IPO or acquisition. She is a director of BoldeReach, a non-profit organization funding international programs for women and children, and an advisor to the University of Colorado’s Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Cindy is a Trustee Emerita from Rice University and has served on the board of directors of the Association of Rice Alumni, previously serving as Board President. She has served on the Rice Alliance for Entrepreneurship – Information Technology/Web 2.0 Advisory Board, on the Board of Directors of Rice University Press, and as the chair of the Connexions Oversight Board. Cindy has a BA in Mathematics from Rice University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois.