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Step Into Lynn Tilton’s Office

In a recent profile with the Journal, wherein Patriarch Partners founder and CEO Lynn Tilton clarifies that she “only strips and flips men,” not companies, we’re given a rare glimpse into the private equity chief’s office, described as such:

The walls are filled with whips and handcuffs sent to her by friends, Hashemite daggers given to her by Middle Eastern royals, New Age paintings and a portrait of her stretched across the hood of a black Mercedes. Her office uniform usually includes five-inch stilettos, an eight-carat diamond necklace and the occasional black leather jumpsuit. Ms. Tilton makes no apologies for her unconventional look.

“I am all woman,” Tilton says. “Sometimes it makes men uncomfortable, sure. But in business and in life, I have to remain faithful to my inner truth.” Some of you may have seen that inner truth before. Read more »

Back in November, it was reported that last summer, Morgan Stanley financial adviser Martin Joel Erzinger, pictured, had driven over a doctor who was on his bike and then kept going, “until he reached a Pizza Hut parking lot, where he stopped and called Mercedes auto assistance to report the damage to his vehicle.” Dr. Steven Milo suffered damage to his knees and scapula, spinal cord injuries, bleeding to the brain, in addition to ‘disabling’ headaches and the possibility of multiple surgeries. The part of the story that was somewhat more shocking was that rather than be slapped with serious to quite serious charges, a court decided that for his crime, MJE would be hit with two misdemeanour traffic violations and restitution to the victim. People were somewhat outraged, to say the least. But! That was prior to hearing all of Marty’s side of the story. Read more »