Manish Thakur

Managing Partner

Manish brings a 20 year background in investing, finance and public policy. Prior to founding OPTION 3, he has worked at Merrill Lynch, SG Cowen and HSBC where his responsibilities included managing initial public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and strategic investments. During his time as an investment banker, Manish has covered communications, defense, satellites and technology industries. Manish has also worked in the aerospace & communications sector, having served as CFO of Ellipso, a Washington-based satellite venture by the Boeing Company.

During his various assignments, Manish has had extensive experience both in the United States and globally, having worked in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Russia. Outside of the investment industry, Manish serves as National Security Coordinator for USINPAC, a Washington-based political action committee. Manish holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSc. from the University of London.