Peter Howard formed Howard Industries to capitalize on his experience in strategic planning and private investments. As the investment industry matured into large funds with multiple portfolio companies, Peter recognized the need for a more personal and value added partnership: one that assists privately held businesses gain liquidity for their owners while providing continuing access to capital for growth. His philosophy is the driving force behind Howard Industries' approach that provides a strong foundation for selected companies, their owners, management, and employees.

Peter's background in strategic planning and implementation has included: new product development, marketing and sales, research and development, and finance. He has worked successfully with numerous businesses, introducing new products and expanding markets. The end result has enabled companies to adjust quickly to changes in the market place, preempt potential competitive losses and instead gain market share.

Peter has invested as a principal in a wide range of industries, including: steel processing, textiles, tubing, and electrical components. He has worked closely with the management of each of these companies to build value and develop and implement strategies for long-term growth.

Peter received his undergraduate degree from Principia College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. His professional experience includes strategic consulting with Arthur Young & Company where he provided planning and acquisition advice to major corporations and investment institutions. Prior to forming Howard Industries, he was a principal with a private investment firm and continues to serve as an active director in all his investments.