Executive Director, Corporate Development (E&P and Energy Services)
Prior to joining JAMAS Capital Management, John Griffin was previously Executive Director, Energy Corporate & Investment Banking for Mizuho where he led Corporate & Investment Banking for the Exploration & Production and Oilfield Services sectors. His business consisted of over $3 billion in lending commitments to various companies in the E&P and Oilfield Services sectors. During his time, he managed multiple lead capital markets offerings for his clients along with strategic M&A assignments. Prior to Mizuho, John was the Director, Corporate Finance for Covanta Energy, a leading publicly-traded renewable energy company. During his time there, he facilitated numerous capital markets transactions on behalf of Covanta Energy including $400 million in high yield debentures. Prior to Covanta Energy, John Griffin was a Vice President in Energy & Power Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch where he provided strategic and corporate finance advisory along with capital markets execution to key clients. John Griffin has also worked in energy investment banking at other leading financial institutions, including Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. During his career, John has been involved in over $20 billion of capital markets transactions and over $10 billion of mergers & acquisitions in the energy industry.
A resident of Houston, John Griffin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics with honors. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business.