John is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.
Prior to joining FirstLight Power Resources, Inc., Mr Manjeshwar served as Vice President, Corporate Finance & M&A and Treasurer at Dynegy Inc. from October 2012 until Dynegy’s merger with Vistra Energy Corp. in April 2018., as Director in the Global Natural Resources Group at Deutsche Bank and as Vice President in the Global Power Groups at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers in their investment banking divisions, where he had lead responsibility for all aspects of mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and restructurings for global integrated energy, power and infrastructure companies. Mr. Manjeshwar also held various key roles at Halyard Capital, a middle market private equity firm, Sprint Inc., Trigyn Technologies and Royal Philips N.V.
Mr. Manjeshwar earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Master of Science in Computer Science from James Madison University and M.B.A from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Over his career Mr. Manjeshwar has been in leadership teams that have won the prestigious International Financing Review’s “North American High-Yield Bond Award”, Platts Global Energy Awards’ “Award of Excellence” and “Strategic Deal of the Year”, Houston Chronicle’s “Top Workplaces” and Houston Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year Award”.