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John Stephens

Investment Banking

John Stephens is a Senior Advisor for Marathon Capital and a 42-year veteran of the Power Generation Industry.

Most notably, Mr. Stephens served as General Manager of GE Power’s Project Development Business from 1997 to 2012. In this role, he invested development capital and provided project development support for early-stage projects worldwide to pull through equipment orders across all product lines. During Mr. Stephens’ tenure in this role, he was responsible for executing over 200 development projects for various technologies. He was part of the GE team that purchased Enron Wind in 2002 and was responsible worldwide for all of GE’s wind development activity. He also managed the asset management and operations functions of GE’s more than $1 billion portfolio of company-owned wind and gas turbine prototype projects.

Since retiring from GE in 2012, Mr. Stephens has operated a power generation industry consulting business focused on developing and selling gas, wind, solar, and energy storage projects. He earned a BA in Economics and International Finance from Lehigh University and holds a Series 79 license.