Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” – Aristotle
Howard Gleicher, CFA
CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Howard Gleicher is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Aristotle. Having over 29 years of investment experience, Howard heads the firm and leads the investment effort. Prior to founding Aristotle, Howard was co-founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC. Howard’s prior investment-related experience includes serving as a Principal, Portfolio Manager and Investment Policy Committee member at Palley-Needelman Asset Management, Inc., and an Equity Portfolio Manager at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO).
Howard earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Steve Borowski is President of Aristotle. Steve has over 31 years of investment industry experience, spanning both equity and fixed income markets. Prior to joining Aristotle, Steve was co-founder and Managing Partner at Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC for 13 years. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Palley-Needelman Asset Management, Inc., where he first established his partnership with Aristotle’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Howard Gleicher.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Irvine and his MBA from Pepperdine University. He serves on the Investment Committee for the Blind Children’s Center in Los Angeles and on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation, the UC Irvine Chancellors Club as well as the UC Irvine Athletic Association.
Chairman of the Board
Richard Hollander is Chairman of Aristotle. Previously, he ran Drexel Burnham Lambert’s West Coast investment-grade fixed income division from 1984 to 1989. The group was responsible for all real estate and mortgage-related activities, as well as for covering all West Coast banks and financial institutions. To capitalize on the opportunities present in the real estate market, Richard left Drexel in 1989 to form The Signature Group. In 1992, Richard acquired the securities lending operations from Bank of America to launch Metropolitan West Financial (now MetWest Ventures), an asset management and investment management platform. Under his leadership, MetWest Ventures has nurtured the development of several financial and investment advisory companies, with combined assets under management of $80 billion. These companies specialize in a wide range of investment management services, including core fixed income, value equity (both domestic and international), securities lending, corporate high yield, distressed debt and real estate.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Ithaca College and completed his Master’s degree in Finance at St. John’s University, where he was later awarded an honorary doctorate. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Skirball Cultural Center and the Board of Governors of the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Center.
Richard Schweitzer, CFA
CFO and Chief Risk Officer
Richard Schweitzer is CFO and Chief Risk Officer of Aristotle. Richard has over 21 years of experience in finance and is highly experienced in the areas of investment management, compliance and accounting. Richard leads the corporate finance, risk management and investment support efforts at Aristotle.
Richard began his career with Price Waterhouse, then left public accounting and used his tax and accounting expertise to head Bank of America’s Mortgage and Asset Securities Services Group. In 1992, Richard joined the Pilgrim Group and its successor firm, Astra Management Company, where he successfully managed the liquidation of large pools of complex mortgage-backed securities.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from California State University, Northridge, and his MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California. Richard is a member of the California State University Northridge School of Business Advisory Board and the Beach Cities Health District Finance Committee.
Dennis Sugino is a Managing Director at Aristotle. Prior to this, Dennis was co-founder and President of Cliffwater LLC, an institutional investment consulting firm focused on alternative investments where he had day to day management responsibilities for the overall business. Prior to this, Dennis spent twelve years at Wilshire Associates as a Managing Director and Principal leading a team responsible for many of Wilshire’s largest clients. Prior to Wilshire, he was Chief Investment Officer of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Systems. Dennis began his career with the Los Angeles City Council, where he was a Senior Legislative Analyst and became involved with recommending investment changes to the City’s pension plans.
Dennis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from California State University, Dominquez Hills, and his Master of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts (LASFA).