CHRISTOPHER (“CHRIS”) MANNING is a Senior Advisor of Trilantic North America. Chris is also Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Greenbelt Capital Partners, which he founded in 2021. Chris was previously a Managing Partner at Trilantic North America, which he joined at its inception in 2009, where he was also Chairman of Trilantic Energy Partners North America. Chris was a member of the Investment Committees of Fund III, Fund IV Global, Fund V North America, and TEP I North America, and currently serves as a member of the Investment Committees of Trilantic Capital Partners VI North America and Trilantic Energy Partners II North America. Prior to the founding of Trilantic, Chris had various roles at Lehman Brothers including Partner in the merchant banking business, the Head of Lehman Brothers’ Investment Management Division in Asia-Pacific, including both the Asset Management and Private Equity businesses; and was also a member of the Global Investment Management Division Executive Committee and the Private Equity Division Operating Committee. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1997, Chris was the Chief Financial Officer of The Wing Group, a developer of international power projects and before that was in the investment banking department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Chris is or has been a director or Chairman of a number of portfolio companies.
Chris holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Chris currently serves on the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council; is Chairman of the University of Texas New York for McCombs Executive Committee and is a Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Squash Committee.