Lynn Tilton is CEO and Principal of Patriarch Partners, LLC, and CEO of Howard Hughes’ legacy company, MD Helicopters. Today, MD Helicopters is a leading manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft, but it had been shuttered for four years prior to Tilton’s purchase in 2005. In addition to MD Helicopters, Tilton is the owner of 74 companies with revenues of $8 billion, ranging from Dura Automotive to Stila Cosmetics. Since founding Patriarch in 2000, Tilton has rescued over 150 struggling companies and has saved more than 250,000 jobs. Ms. Tilton earned a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University.