PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, today announced the expansion of its investor relations team with the appointment of Arvind Bhatia as Vice President of Investor Relations.
In this newly created role, Mr. Bhatia will oversee the company’s outreach with the investment community and report to Jeff Knudson, Chief Financial Officer. Bethany Perkins Johns, Director of Investor Relations, remains a key member of the investor relations team and will be working directly with Mr. Bhatia to support At Home’s investor relations activities.
"Arvind’s deep knowledge of the consumer space and his extensive resume, including vast sell-side experience and more recently corporate investor relations, as well as his strong relationships with institutional investors and sell-side analysts, make him a valuable addition to our investor relations team," said Jeff Knudson, Chief Financial Officer of At Home. "We are thrilled to have him on board as we work to increase and enhance our engagement with the investor community."
Mr. Bhatia joins At Home from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. where he led all aspects of the company’s investor relations function for the last three years, most recently as Senior Director of Investor Relations. Before joining Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. in 2016, Mr. Bhatia served as Managing Director of Equity Research at CRT Capital/Sterne Agee & Leach for ten years, overseeing the firm’s fundamental research and analysis of companies in the consumer products, interactive entertainment, internet and leisure industries. In the early part of his tenure at Sterne Agee, Mr. Bhatia also served as Director of Equity Research. Prior to that, during his eight-year tenure at Southwest Securities, Inc., Mr. Bhatia held the roles of Associate Director of Research and Senior Equity Analyst. He began his career as a Research Associate at Dain Rauscher Wessels, now RBC Capital. During his time as a sell-side analyst, Mr. Bhatia was a three-time winner of Wall Street Journal’s “Best on Street” analyst award for the leisure and retail industries and a two-time winner of Thomson Reuters’ award for earnings accuracy.
Mr. Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, India, a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University, KS and is a CFA charter holder.
About At Home Group Inc.
At Home (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal décor. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 213 stores in 39 states.