David F. Solomon

Strategic Advisory Board

Mr. Solomon is currently a Partner at Hildred Capital Partners and serves on the Board of Directors for Crown Laboratories, a pharmaceutical and consumer brand company focused in dermatology and skincare; SportsMed, a physical therapy services business; Quantum-Si, an innovative life sciences technology company; Pii, a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company; and Columbia Care. Additionally, Mr. Solomon is an Executive Partner at Tyree & D'Angelo, an investment firm focused on consolidation of healthcare-related businesses.

Before launching Hildred Capital Partners, Mr. Solomon spent fourteen years at Forest Laboratories, ultimately as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategic Planning. At Forest, Mr. Solomon's responsibilities included overseeing business development and strategy, managing all manufacturing and operations, and expanding the company's global presence. Mr. Solomon departed Forest after it was acquired by Actavis for $28 billion in July 2014.

Prior to his time at Forest, Mr. Solomon was an entertainment lawyer at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York; a Director of Creative Affairs at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles; and an independent producer with Davis Entertainment, based at 20th Century Fox. Mr. Solomon also produced the Peabody Award winning documentary film Rebirth.

John Howard

Strategic Advisory Board

John D. Howard is Co-Managing Partner of Irving Place Capital and has more than 30 years of private equity investing experience in the retail and consumer products and industrial industries. Prior to founding Irving Place Capital in 1997, Mr. Howard was the co-CEO of Vestar Capital Partners, a private investment firm specializing in management buyouts. Previously, Mr. Howard was a Senior Vice President and Partner of Wesray Capital Corporation, one of the foremost private equity sponsors and a pioneer in the leveraged buyout business. Mr. Howard currently sits on the board of Bendon, New York & Company, and rag & bone.