Howard I. Hoffen ’85

Howard I. Hoffen is the Chairman and CEO of Metalmark Capital, an independent private equity firm. Before establishing Metalmark in 2004, Mr. Hoffen served as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1985 and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in 1986. He oversaw the private equity businesses of Morgan Stanley, including Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Venture Partners and Global Emerging Markets. Mr. Hoffen was formerly a member of the Management Committee for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He currently serves as a Director of EnerSys, Jones Energy, Inc. and Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC (the General Partner of Pacific Coast Oil Trust) and several private companies.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Hoffen was appointed a Young Global Leader at the 2004 Annual Summit in association with the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Hoffen earned a BS in engineering from Columbia University in 1985 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.

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