Howard Davidowitz is chairman and sole owner of Davidowitz & Associates, a highly respected retail industry consulting and investment banking firm founded in 1981. Mr. Davidowitz has extensive experience as a representative of buyers and sellers, and as a principal in upper and middle market transactions. He has helped clients to identify, value, finance, and negotiate deals across a broad range of retail segments. In more than three decades of assisting retailers in reinventing themselves for profitable growth, he has accumulated a store of “hard-earned” wisdom and developed a direct and pragmatic style. He has appeared over 300 times on CNBC, CNN, FOX News, BBC, BLOOMBERG, CBS, NBC, YAHOO FINANCE, and NPR RADIO, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, London Times, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, Investors Daily, and other publications. This man tells it like it is! When he appears on TV or radio, you MUST turn your mute button OFF!