Frederick X. Ravin, III, was born in Pittsburgh, PA but, raised in Durham, NC by his parents Frederick X. Ravin Jr. and Lois D. Harvin-Ravin, both Veterans of the United States Army. He is the husband to Samantha Ravin and father of Carter & Parker Ravin. Frederick holds (3) degrees from North Carolina Central University (NCCU); BBA in Finance as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Information Science (MIS) in Strategic Information Management. He also attained a BS in Marketing from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

His career trajectory has afforded him experience across both the financial and information technology sectors. He is a small business owner, who has served as a consultant for other small businesses and nonprofit entities. Even with his vast workforce experience his desire for community engagement is where he has thrived.