Lynn Tilton describes herself as a modern industrialist. She's dedicated to reviving American manufacturing companies that have fallen on hard times. She also claims to be a mystic who believes she has been called on to change the world.
“When I started this business, I wanted to prove making money and making the world a better place were not mutually exclusive,” said Tilton, a striking woman with platinum blonde hair and a penchant for wearing short skirts and stiletto heels.
In the past five years, Tilton's Manhattan-based Patriarch Partners has acquired about 75 companies, including Stila Cosmetics, an Arizona helicopter company, Rand McNally, Snelling Staffing, and Natura Water.