John W. Kneisley

Managing Director at Prospect Capital

John W. Kneisley is a Managing Director on Prospect’s Investment Team and has been in investment management and finance since 1991. He is responsible for investment approval, strategic and growth initiatives, and other management functions.

Prior to joining Prospect, from 2006 to 2011, John was a senior member of the private investment group at Silver Point Capital, a credit-oriented hedge fund with over $9 billion of assets under management. At Silver Point Capital, he was responsible for portfolio management, origination, and execution of private debt investments and certain control investments. John also managed Silver Point's five CLOs. From 1991 through 2006, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a managing director in the Leveraged Finance group where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged loans, high yield bonds, bridge loans and acquisition financings for corporate and sponsor clients.

John received his BA summa cum laude from DePauw University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


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  • Managing Director

    October, 2011 - present