Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Howard Hoffen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metalmark Capital, a leading private equity firm whose principals have a long track record of successful investing in a wide range of industries, including their core areas or expertise – energy, natural resources, industrials and healthcare. The firm was founded to manage the Metalmark Capital Private Equity funds and the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners private equity funds. Metalmark Capital recently became an investment centre within Citi Alternative Investments. Hoffen is a Director of Aqua, Direct Response, EnerSys, Homesite Group, Melissa & Doug, Ocwen Structured Investments, Union Drilling, MeriCap and Tegrant. He has also served as a Director of Allegiance Telecom, Amerin, Burlington Industries, Cantera Resources, Catalytica, Catalytica Energy Systems, Coltec, Concert Capital, CP Power, Highlands Gas Corporation, Interstate Natural Gas, Mountain Gas Resources, Noos, Randalls, Somerset Energy, Triana Energy/Columbia Natural Resources and Vanguard Health Systems. Hoffen holds a BS in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.