Howard is CEO of Peritus Capital, and he executes the vision of the Firm through extensive relationships in the capital markets and multiple ESG industries.
Most recently, Howard launched a small business lending company called Simpler Funding that preceded an equity investment into Nordic markets-focused aquaculture focused advisory firm, Lighthouse Finance. Howard eventually joined the latter full time as Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets; in this role he helped scale the firm into a global, multimillion dollar business, structuring complex financial solutions for some of the top seafood companies in the world.
Previously, Howard spent more than a decade with the Acuris Group. As its Global Head of Research he launched multiple lucrative institutional research and media products, taking a small financial media start-up to a multibillion dollar entity that eventually sold to private equity investors. At the Acuris Group, Howard built and led a team of 40 analysts spread across four global offices in New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong.
Howard was also instrumental in launching Fulcrum Financial Data in North America, which was sold to the Fitch Group.
Howard holds a CFA designation and Series 63 license.