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Howard Lipshutz established Confluence Capital Partners to act as an investment vehicle for his own capital as well as that of his network of investment partners, which he has developed over his 33-year career as a private equity investor and corporate lending professional.
Currently, Lipshutz serves as an Operating Partner for Revelstoke Capital Partners (www.revelstokecp.com), a Denver-based middle-market private equity firm that is primarily focused on investments in the healthcare sector. At Revelstoke, Lipshutz is responsible for debt capital markets as well as acquisition and strategic initiatives for new platforms and select portfolio companies. He current serves on the board of Career Step, LLC. and Crossroads Holdings, LLC.
Previously, Lipshutz worked as a Director of KRG Capital Partners (www.krgcapital.com), a Denver-based, middle-market private equity fund with $4 billion under management through Funds I - IV (including co-invest). Lipshutz spent more than 14 years at KRG during which his last 7 years he led the deal origination and marketing efforts (79 acquisitions completed). In this role, he managed relationships with KRG's key intermediaries and debt providers. In addition to his deal origination functions, Lipshutz served as a key member of deal teams and/or a board member for 8 portfolio companies in various industries including aerospace, building products, consumer products, corporate training, energy services, and marketing services.
Lipshutz spent the first 16 years of his career as a lender in Los Angeles, primarily with NationsBank/Bank of America. For 8 years he co-headed the Western region cash flow leveraged lending group which focused on private equity-backed M&A transactions for companies with EBITDA from $2 - $10 million.
Lipshutz was raised in Sioux City, Iowa and received his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.