Jim Howland is a Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, providing overall thought leadership and guidance to driving value creation within our MSCP portfolio companies. Mr. Howland joined MSCP in 2008 and retired as a Managing Director in February 2024. Mr. Howland continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Emler Swim School, Fairway Lawns, Sila Heating & Air Conditioning, World 50, Educate 360, Clarity Software Solutions and 24 Seven Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of EmployBridge, Access Cash, CoAdvantage Inc., Smile America Partners, Cadence Education and Learning Care Group and as Director of Zenith. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Howland was President of Dun & Bradstreet’s International Business and was CEO of two high-growth businesses: Edison Schools Educational Services Group and Regus Business Centers, Americas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Howland held a number of senior line positions at American Express, including serving as President of their International Merchant Services business based out of London. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Howland held a senior role with McKinsey & Company in their Financial Services practice. Mr. Howland holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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