Meena D. Thever is a Partner and Head of Capital Formation & Investor Relations at ACON Investments, a $6.1 billion private equity firm. She leads ACON’s capital raising, investor relations and new product strategy and development.
Prior to joining ACON, Ms. Thever was a Partner at Bridge Investment Group, a $26 billion real estate private equity firm where she worked with leading institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, public and corporate pension plans and family offices. In addition, she was responsible for establishing and building Bridge’s insurance platform, partnering with leading health, life and P&C insurance investors. Ms. Thever served as a voting member on the firm’s flagship Investment Committee and was also a founding member of the DE&I Committee.
Previously, Ms. Thever served as a Director in the BlackRock Alternative Specialists group where she was a senior product and distribution specialist focused on private equity and real assets. Prior to BlackRock, Ms. Thever led the North America pension and insurance distribution efforts within JPMorgan Alternative Investment Strategies. She began her career in investment banking in the Financial Sponsor Group at JPMorgan and Bank of America Merill Lynch and worked as a private equity investor in the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Group (CFIG) building private equity portfolios for large institutional investors.
Ms. Thever was recently recognized by Crain’s New York as a 2021 Notable Woman on Wall Street.
She holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics from Tufts University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a Fulbright Scholar and published author.