Howard Lipson 

Co-Founder, Alignment Artist Capital

Howard Lipson has a 25 year-track record as a successful private equity investor with a focus on the media and entertainment industries. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Lipson combined his lifelong passion for music and experience driving sophisticated financial transactions to help conceive of and found Alignment Artist Capital. He was essential in structuring and launching Octone Records and was a principal financial backer of the company. Prior to Alignment, Mr. Lipson was a Managing Director in Pilot Group, a media-oriented private equity firm started by Robert W. Pittman.  Before Pilot Group, Mr. Lipson was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at The Blackstone Group, which he joined in 1988. Mr. Lipson graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.