Naveen recently started his new role as senior manager, strategy & business development, at Mars. He was previously employed as an associate at Roth Capital Partners for four years, and in addition, has held positions with Charles Dunn Capital and MTV Networks.
Naveen earned a B.A. from USC in corporate finance and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Mars, Incorporated is a worldwide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products with US$30 billion in annual sales in 2008, and is ranked as the 5th largest privately-held company in the United States by Forbes. Headquartered in McLean, unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, the company is entirely owned by the Mars family. Mars operates in six business segments in the U.S.: Chocolate (Hackettstown, New Jersey) , Petcare (Franklin, Tennessee), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (Chicago, Illinois), Food (Los Angeles, California), Drinks (West Chester, Pennsylvania), and Symbioscience (Rockville, Maryland).