Hitha Prabhakar is a New York-based author, investigative reporter and retail analyst. She is the author of Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Terrorists, published by FT Press. She was a correspondent for Bloomberg Television covering retail and consumer spending and the founder and principal of The Style File Group, a retail consulting firm, where she served as an advisor to hedge funds and other clients with long-term holdings in retail companies. She was also an on-air contributor at CNBC. Prior to that, Hitha served as a retail reporter for Forbes Media, covering the luxury industry as well as men’s fashion. She has written for Parade, Time, MSNBC.com, nymag.com, People, People.com, ELLE India, Metro Newspapers, Nirvana Women, Inked and Zink.