Howard Goldstein General Information
Mr. Howard Goldstein is a Co-Founder and serves as Venture and Operating Partner at Vedanta Capital. He serves as Board Member at BlackBoiler. Prior to co-founding Vedanta Capital, Howard was a General Partner and co-founder of Invesco Private Capital where he led the consumer practice. In 1984, Howard joined Citicorp Investment Management, which was spun out in 1988 to become Chancellor Capital Management, and was eventually acquired by Invesco. During his tenure, the firm made over 400 partnership investments and 300 direct investments with top quartile performance. Howard's expertise is in consumer and retail investing. He has been involved in a variety of investments, including Brueggers Bagels, Cafe Coffee Day, Catalina Marketing, CompUSA, Cosi (COSI), Gadzooks, Gaiam.com, Jamba Juice (JMBA), PetSmart, Promotions.com, Staples (SPLS), Starbucks Coffee (SBUX), White House/Black Market (sold to Chico's "CHS"), Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) and Southern Showcase Housing (sold to Champion Enterprises "CHB"). He also followed the group's investments in Phillips Smith, Catterton Partners, Essex Woodlands, Bridge Capital, and Austin Partners. Howard earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award and The Honorable Nathan R. Sobel prize. He received a B.A. with honors from Clark University. Howard is on the Board of The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.