• Retail & Consumer
  • Industrial
  • Packaging
  • Healthcare
We create value for our investments by partnering them with expert resources who know their business.

John Howard

Chief Executive Officer

John Howard is the Chief Executive Officer of Irving Place Capital. Prior to founding Irving Place Capital in 1997, Mr. Howard was the co-CEO of Vestar Capital Partners, a private investment firm specializing in management buyouts. Previously, Mr. Howard was a Senior Vice President and Partner of Wesray Capital Corporation, one of the foremost private equity sponsors and a pioneer in the leveraged buyout business.


  • M.B.A. from Yale School of Management
  • B.A. degree from Trinity College

Current Portfolio Company Board Seats

  • Aeropostale, Inc.
  • Dots. LLC
  • Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
  • New York & Company, Inc.
  • rag & bone, LLC

Representative Former Portfolio COmpany Board Seats

  • Integrated Circuit Systems Inc.
  • Standard Holdings, LLC
  • Nice-Pak Holdings, Inc.
  • Stuart Weitzman, LLC
  • NRT Incorporated
  • Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
  • Safety 1st, Inc.
  • Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.
  • Seve For All Mankind, LLC