Howard Fischer

Howard Fischer

Howard Fischer

Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist | Gratitude Railroad

Howard is co-founder and Chief Evangelist of Gratitude Railroad. Gratitude Railroad is an educational, community building, and impact investment organization focused on catalyzing positive social and environmental change through for profit businesses. GRR’s core focus is an active investment process led by it’s board and partners.

He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Basso Capital Management, L.P. a hedge fund management company focused on Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs).Howard is the portfolio manager for the firm’s dedicated SPAC fund and oversees all operating and marketing efforts.

Previously, Howard was the senior trader and co-head of the institutional convertible trading desk at Smith Barney. Before Smith Barney, Mr. Fischer was a convertible trader at Drexel Burnham and at Cohen Feit & Company. Prior to his trading career, Mr. Fischer was a Certified Public Accountant in both public and private practice.

Howard is the CFO of the Board of Trustees of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). He serves on the Boards of 1% For The Planet, The Carbon Underground and the ethical/sustainable shopping site, DoneGood. Howard is also on the investment committee for The Builders Fund.

Howard holds a B.S.E. in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a 2013 and 2014 fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.

Uphill over downhill; Snow over sand; Read over watch; Trees over skyscrapers; Pizza over steak; Conversation over gossip; Disagree over agree; Instinct over spread sheets; Relationship over contract.