Ravi Bhagavan, Managing Director, has over 18 years of experience in investment banking working with IT services, software and telecom companies globally.
Prior to joining Headwaters in 2015, Ravi was Managing Director at OfferBoard Securities, an investment banking boutique focused on private placements and M&A advisory across multiple sectors. At OfferBoard, Ravi was instrumental in building the investment banking practice and led both origination and execution of transactions. Before OfferBoard, Ravi was Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom banking at Galileo Global Advisors, a cross-border focused corporate advisory firm. At Galileo, Ravi advised on over $3 billion value of deals for companies in the US and emerging markets. At a prior corporate development leadership role at Zephyr Communications, an international Voice over IP and broadband services company, Ravi developed and executed acquisition, partnership and financing strategies that enabled the company to raise $70 million of capital in a challenging market and expand from one country to six in two years.
Previously, at Goldman Sachs in New York, Ravi executed over $3 billion of capital markets transactions, including bond financing and derivative products for large healthcare and higher education institutions. Early in this career, he was a business analyst at Praxair, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases and systems.
Ravi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a MBA in Finance from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.