Mr. Manocha is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of TriArtisan. Prior to TriArtisan, Mr. Manocha was a founding partner of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC. Prior thereto, Mr. Manocha was a principal in Furman Selz, which was sold in 1997 to ING Group. Mr. Manocha remained with ING Group until the beginning of 1999, where he had responsibility for the North American private equity coverage and consumer, retail and industrial mergers and acquisitions businesses.
Previously, Mr. Manocha worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and was a founding member of its private equity coverage effort. Mr. Manocha began his career as a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney in New York and California.
Mr. Manocha received a B.S. in Engineering and a J.D. from Columbia University.
Mr. Manocha currently serves on the board of directors of Claire’s Stores, Inc. and TGI Friday’s, TriArtisan portfolio companies. Mr. Manocha was responsible for TriArtisan’s investments in The Eight O’Clock Coffee Company, Paddock Pool Construction, Cannery Casino Resorts, Sara Lee European Meats, Claire’s, Harrah’s Entertainment, Sur La Table, Paper Source, TGI Fridays and Dynacast.