Robert E. Howard is a co-founder of and a former Managing General Partner for GLC. He was previously Deputy Head of Corporate Investment Banking for BNP Paribas. He was also Head of Leveraged Funds Europe, 1999 – 2004. He served as Global Head of High Yield for Paribas from 1997 – 1999, Head of US Investment Banking from 1995 to 1996, Head of Corporate Banking for Paribas Paris from 1993 to 1994. Prior to this Mr. Howard held positions at Merrill Lynch, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Private Capital Partners. He earned his A.B. from St. Peter’s College and was Shorey Fellow in Classical Philosophy at Harvard.