Mr. Howe founded Old Hill Partners in 1996 and The Patriot Group in 2002. The Patriot Group is an asset-based lender and shares offices with Old Hill Partners in Darien, Connecticut. Prior to founding Old Hill Partners, Mr. Howe was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities in New York from 1990 to 1995 where he oversaw the $40 billion Government Business Unit, that included U.S. Treasury and Agency trading, Repo and Money Markets as well as the Canadian Fixed Income operations. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Howe was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Kidder Peabody, where he managed and traded fixed income securities for seven years. Mr. Howe received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University after graduating from Middlesex School in Concord, MA. He also holds a graduate degree from Columbia University (with a specialization in international business). He was a Captain in the United States Army, serving ten years in both an active and reserve capacity.