Aanand Radia is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners and University Ventures. Aanand focuses on workforce related investments and has led investments in and currently serves on the boards Genuent/TalentPath, Optimum HealthcareIT, Achieve Cybersecurity Holdings, Avenica, Medical Sales College, and PrepMD. Previously, Aanand was a private equity investor at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he focused on Financial Services and Special Situations. Prior to BlackRock, Aanand worked at EdisonLearning (formerly Edison Schools), an early pioneer in the charter school movement and later a diversified K-12 education technology and services company, where he focused on corporate strategy, business development, and new product and finance initiatives. Aanand started his career at Patriot Capital, a middle market private equity firm, where he made investments across a broad range of industries. Aanand received his B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.