Raj Alva, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2016. Mr. Alva currently serves as CEO of Avtar Investments LLC, a private family office investment entity. Mr. Alva has spent over 25 years in Investing and M&A across a variety of industries. Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Alva worked with several family offices looking at investment opportunities in a broad range of industries from the environmental services sector to healthcare. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Alva was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He was the Head of Financial Sponsors Mergers & Acquisitions and prior to that role, he was the Head of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions for the firm. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2010, Mr. Alva was a Partner at Lazard where he spent more than 15 years doing financial advisory, restructuring and M&A work across various industries. Prior to his time at Lazard and graduate school, he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Kidder Peabody.
Mr. Alva has an undergraduate degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.