Mr. John D. Howard is Independent Director at Aéropostale, Inc. and Co-Managing Partner at Irving Place Capital Management LP.
He is on the Board of Directors at New York & Co., Inc., Aéropostale, Inc., and Rag & Bone Holdings LLC.
He is also founder of Irving Place Capital.
He founded Irving Place Capital in 1997.
Mr. Howard was previously employed as Chief Executive Officer by Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, Senior Managing Director by Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., Co-Chief Executive Officer by Vestar Capital Partners, Inc., Chief Financial Officer by Cumberland Mountain Bancshares, Inc., and Senior Vice President by Wesray Capital Corp.
He also served on the board at Integrated Device Technology, Inc., Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., Aearo Co. I, Aearo Corp., Aerus LLC, Avis, Inc., The William Carter Co., Celestial Seasonings, Inc., Dots LLC, Dyersburg Fabrics, Inc., Fitz & Floyd, Inc., Gemini Industries, Inc., Hexcel Schwebel, Inc., Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc., Lerner New York, Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc., New River Industries, Inc., Perfect Fit Industries, Inc., Pyramid Broadcasting, The Regina Co., RMA Home Services, Inc., Safety 1st, Inc., Seven for All Mankind LLC, Simmons Bedding Co., Simplicity Patterns Co., Inc., Standard Holdings Group Ltd., Universal Hospital Services, Inc., Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc., and Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Mr. Howard received his undergraduate degree from Trinity College (Connecticut) and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.