Howard provides consulting services leveraging his experience in M&A, private equity investing, corporate strategy and business development transactions.

Howard is currently the CEO of Assemble Systems.  He previously provided M&A consulting services to Quest Software focusing on process, strategy and execution. Prior to Quest, Howard was a consulting partner to The Planet, a managed services and dedicated hosting provider where he worked with the senior executive team on strategic planning, corporate analytic/business intelligence strategy, and M&A strategy.

Prior to consulting with The Planet Howard worked with GI Partners, a private equity firm focusing on asset-based and recurring revenue businesses. Specific investments included: Digital Realty Trust, The Planet, EV1 Servers, PC Helps, and The Linc Group.

Prior to GI Partners, he was Director of Corporate Development for Epoch Internet which was acquired by Netifice Communications. Howard has also worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Mergers and Acquisition Advisory Group, and as an Associate in the Structured Finance group for Arthur Andersen.

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