John D. Howard
John D. Howard has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Rotor Acquisition Corp. since its formation. Mr. Howard has served as the founder and Co-Managing Partner of Irving Place Capital, an investment firm, since its formation in 1997. Mr. Howard has 35 years of private equity investing experience in the consumer products, retail, and industrial industries. Prior to founding Irving Place Capital (as Bear Stearns Merchant Banking), he was the co-Chief Executive Officer 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. His board experience includes Bendon, New York & Company, rag & bone, AERO SAFETY, Aéropostale, Dots, Integrated Circuit Systems, Multi Packaging Solutions, Nice-Pak Holdings, NRT Incorporated, Safety 1st, Seven For All Mankind, Standard Holdings, Stuart Weitzman, Universal Hospital Services, Vitamin Shoppe. Mr. Howard is also the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Bright Lights Acquisition Corp., a blank check company like our company that completed its initial public offering in January 2021 raising $200 million. Mr. Howard received a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.