Meena Thever serves as a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group at Bridge Investment Group. She is responsible for client engagement and business development and works with institutional clients including pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices.
Prior to joining Bridge, Ms. Thever was a member of the BlackRock Alternatives Specialists team where she worked with institutional clients and represented real estate, infrastructure and private equity strategies. Previous to BlackRock, Ms. Thever led the North America pension and insurance distribution efforts within J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Alternative Investment Strategies. In this role she was responsible for leading client conversations around Alternatives markets, portfolio construction, asset allocation and strategies across real estate, infrastructure, private equity, private credit and hedge funds.
Ms. Thever began her career in investment banking in the Financial Sponsor Group at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch executing leveraged buyouts and capital markets transactions for leading private equity funds. She also worked on the buyside as a private equity investor in the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group where she focused on both primary fund investments as well as direct co-investments.
Ms. Thever earned her BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Tufts University and her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was a Kennedy Fellow. She earned her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Fulbright Scholar and published author. She is the Founder and President of the Wharton Women Alumnae Association and a member of the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board.