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Howard Fife

Howard Fife

Principal
Westport Capital Partners LLC

Prior to joining Westport in 2006, Mr. Fife worked in the institutional high yield and distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co. At Jefferies, Mr. Fife worked with some of the largest hedge funds, providing trading and investment ideas. From 1994 to 2000, he worked at Lazard, Freres & Co. in their distressed debt sales and trading group, finishing as a Director and Sales Manager. In 2002, Mr. Fife was part of the team that successfully launched the Lazard Debt Recovery Fund, a vehicle that focused on investments in distressed corporate debt. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as an institutional bond salesman for Prudential Securities and DLJ, focusing on distressed and corporate debt, respectively. At Westport, Mr. Fife continues to use his contacts around Wall Street and the investment community to generate investment ideas. Mr. Fife holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Finance at New York University and a B.A. from Brown University.