Michael Bland, MBA, Chief Development Officer

Prior to joining Pathway in 2015, Mr. Bland worked for Fondren Management LP, a Houston based private investment firm, where he oversaw a number of public and private investments. During his time with Fondren, Mr. Bland worked with high growth consumer and retail concepts in the food & beverage, consumer products, and healthcare industries, including his role as Co-Founder of Thrive Affordable Vet Care. Prior to Fondren, Mr. Bland was a Director with Steel Partners Holdings, a global diversified holding company, where he focused on investment activities of the firm within the retail, healthcare, food & beverage and Industrial Manufacturing industries. From 2008 to 2010 Mr. Bland lived in Tokyo, Japan and led the equity research efforts for Steel Partners Japan, the largest Asian equities focused hedge fund at the time. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Bland worked in investment banking, most recently with Jefferies & Co. Mr. Bland earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his BA in Economics, magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

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