Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank


Jay Hawthorn is a Managing Director in the Global Power and Utilities Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Barclays, based in New York. Mr. Hawthorn has more than fourteen years of experience in M&A banking, all of this time focused primarily within power, utilities and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2008 following its acquisition of Lehman Brothers’ operating businesses, Mr. Hawthorn worked in Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Lehman Brothers. Before joining Lehman Brothers in 2005, Mr. Hawthorn was a commodities trader in various divisions of Enron Corp.

Mr. Hawthorn is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1998. He also earned an M.B.A. from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University, where he was a Jones Scholar, in 2005. Mr. Hawthorn is a past President on the Board of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School Alumni Association.