Mr. Bhagavatula has over 25 years of experience in deal sourcing, deal execution, asset management, operations consulting and C-level management. Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in February 2019, Mr. Bhagavatula was a Founder and Managing Partner at Excelsior Capital Partners for eight years, a portfolio company of the Perella Weinberg Asset Based Value Strategy (“ABV”) that invests in distressed debt, special situations, and specialty lending across commercial real estate and operating companies. Together with David Schiff and Andy Dym, Mr. Bhagavautla evaluated and invested in over $1 billion of distressed and special situations at ABV. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a Managing Director in the Special Assets Group at Republic Financial Corporation, and from there, advanced to becoming a Principal at Marlin Equity Partners, a $1 billion private equity firm focused on corporate divestiture, turnaround, growth equity and buy-and-build investment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Bhagavatula was a Vice President at Resilience Capital Partners, a middle market special situations firm. He began his career in the Financial Services Group at KPMG / Bearing Point.
Ravi earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University. He also earned a BE in Chemical Engineering from BITS in Pilani, India.
Ravi holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant designations.