Naveen Bhatia is a Senior Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group of The Blackstone Group LP. Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Bhatia was a Managing Director at 40 North Industries LLC, a private investment firm where he focused on special situations equity and debt investments, both public and private. Prior to 40 North, Mr. Bhatia was a Principal at Keffi Group, Ltd., a family office in New York. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bhatia was a Co-Founder and Partner of Eagle Lake Capital LLC, a private investment partnership focused on fundamental, value investing across the capital structure. He started his career as a member of the Restructuring Group at Rothschild.
Mr. Bhatia received a BA in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Bhatia has served as a director of various public and private companies, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of JDA Software, RG Barry, PMI Group, and Cotton Holdings, Inc., where he has served as the Chairman of the Board since 2010. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and teaches Applied Security Analysis I & II for the past 8 years.
Mr. Bhatia has served on various creditor committees, equity committees and boards, currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Cotton Holdings, Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and teaches Applied Security Analysis I & II.