Executive Team

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.

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Co-Founder, Alignment Artist Capital

James Diener is a 25-year music/entertainment industry veteran who co-founded Alignment Artist Capital in 2015 to aid artists in gaining access to capital to help them fuel their careers and realize their ambitions.

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Katherine Chen

Chief Investment Officer, Alignment Artist Capital

Katherine Chen is Chief Investment Officer overseeing all investments at Alignment Artist Capital. She joins Alignment from Pilot Group, where she was a Principal, working on media and consumer-retail investments.

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Board of directors

Matthew Botein

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors; Alignment Artist Capital Director

Matthew Botein, Managing Director, is global co-head and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), serves as a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and leads BlackRock Private Markets. BAI includes BlackRock's hedge funds and opportunistic funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, private equity funds of funds, real estate, and real assets.

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Patrick Q. Riordan

Managing Director, BlackRock; Alignment Artist Capital Director

Mr. Patrick Q. Riordan is a senior member of BlackRock Private Markets with responsibility for sourcing, evaluating, and executing illiquid investment opportunities on behalf of BlackRock funds and accounts under management.

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