Varun Bedi

Managing Director, Investments


Mr. Bedi is responsible for transaction origination, execution, and structuring activities for Tenex.  His focus at Tenex is on identifying and underwriting investments.  Mr. Bedi is one of the founding Managing Directors of Tenex.

From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Bedi served as Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, where he played a wide‐ranging across several portfolio companies from both an operational and financial perspective.  Mr. Bedi played a key role in the successful build‐out of Cerberus Operations into one of the leading portfolio management entities in the industry.

Through his active sourcing activities, Mr. Bedi helped build and expand the Cerberus presence in the Canadian and Indian markets.

Mr. Bedi joined Cerberus in 2004 from Time Warner, where his roles included senior business development and financial positions in the publishing division.  These included CFO of Time Canada, one of the company’s strongest performers during his tenure, and of Life Magazine, Time Warner’s highest circulation magazine at the time.  Mr. Bedi was previously founder and co‐CEO of Parlo Inc., a 70‐person language learning company backed by Rho, Sevin Rosen, and Goldman Sachs (acquired in 2002).  Before founding Parlo, he was a top-ranked consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in media, technology, and healthcare.  He started his career as an M&A banker and commodity derivatives analyst for JP Morgan.

Mr. Bedi also served on the board of ChrysCapital, a leading India‐focused private equity fund with $2 billion under management. Mr. Bedi speaks five languages.

Mr. Bedi currently serves, or has previously served, on the boards of Medical Solutions, Techniks, Rush Overland, Compass Health, US GreenFiber, SouthernCarlson, Fairmont, PEMCO, Ohio Medical, Hub Promotional Group, Unirac, Cadence Petroleum Group, Team Select Home Care, BeneSys, Smile Design Dentistry, Terryberry Group, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, AquaCentral, Belay Solutions, and Black Diamond Networks, among others.

He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Haverford College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).