Don Manifold, Managing Director of Equity & Advisory and Founder of Manifold Advisory Partners, is a prominent figure in the FinTech sector. In addition, one of his critical skills is in finding opportunities to overcome obstacles for companies that might otherwise be unsuccessful or stunted by the lack of resources or expertise.
His skill set is sought after in the corporate finance sector, large and small. His roots are investment banking, specifically leverage buyout transactions, evaluating companies, and advising on mergers and acquisitions. Don has been involved with a range of companies such as PNC Financial Services (bank holding company), Manifold Capital Partners (private equity), Enterprise Industrial Life (corporation), ITT Corporation (communications company), New York Life Insurance Co. (life company), and others. With over thirty years of experience under his belt, he has a vast network and an understanding of the intricacies of company management. He is also considered a thought leader in FinTech.
Don Manifold founded Manifold Capital Partners, an international private equity firm with a mission to combine traditional private equity strategies with innovative technology to deliver superior returns. This allows Manifold Advisory Partners to engage with the right companies on an ongoing basis and develop trusting long-term relationships with clients – creating value for all parties.
In addition to leading Manifold Advisory Partners as Managing Director and Executive Chairman, Don acts as Principal in the firm. He is responsible for developing and executing strategies for various public and private corporations. He has experience with many industries, including Telecom, media, technology, industrial services (leading companies with significant operations in the United States), financial services (banks), retail (eCommerce companies), and health care.
In 2012, Don was selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Bloomberg BusinessWeek”. He has also been listed in multiple publications, including: “Bloomberg Markets,” “Investments & Hedge Funds,” and “Private Equity International.” In addition, he has appeared frequently on CNBC as a FinTech expert.
Born in Mount Gambier, Australia (1955), Don Manifold graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Business in 1977. He was an active member on Adelaide campus, participating in student politics and other activities.