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Scott Silverman

H. Scott Silverman is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agman Partners (Agman) and has responsibility across all investment and philanthropic activities of the firm. Agman practices an opportunistic value approach to investing, with an emphasis on high conviction and long duration positions. The firm applies the same principles to its philanthropic activities.

At Agman, Scott has accumulated a substantial, international real estate portfolio, through the development, acquisition and management of residential, retail, office and hospitality properties. His holdings include one of the largest Affordable Housing portfolios in the country, providing quality housing to thousands of low-income families.

Scott has supported numerous private enterprises, including the formation and financing of early stage technology, finance and life science companies. Several of these companies have been acquired or publicly listed, created billions of dollars in value for shareholders, generated hundreds of jobs and developed products that have improved countless lives.

In both his business and philanthropic pursuits, Scott has sponsored numerous initiatives focused on diversity, sustainability, community, and health. Many of these programs have been recognized for their tremendous impact. For instance, one program alone generated tens of millions of dollars in energy conservations savings for a large academic institution. In companies under Agman’s control, more than half of the team members and nearly a third of leadership includes women, minorities and veterans. Scott considers these initiatives fundamental to the success of Agman.

Scott received a doctorate from the University of Oxford as a Keasbey Memorial Scholar. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors from Dartmouth College and was first in his class at The Latin School of Chicago.

Scott currently resides in Chicago with his wife and two children. He is a member of YPO (Chicago).

Jeff Silverman

Jeff Silverman is a co-founder and Chairman of Agman Partners where he serves as Chief Investment Strategist. In the more than 40 years since graduating from MIT with a BS in Management, Jeff has applied value-investing principles to a narrow circle of commodity futures.

Highly pragmatic and a textbook Myers Briggs INTJ, Jeff was inspired by his uncle's constant questioning to become an investor. At the age of 12, after reading all the biographies he recognized, Jeff went to the library and started over at 'A'. He did not make it very far, before discovering Bernard Baruch "a financier, arbitrageur and advisor to Presidents". Jeff also admires the trading prowess of Jay Gould as depicted in Edward J. Renehan's "The Dark Genius of Wall Street".

Jeff applies the same intensity and creative synthesis to his other interests. Previously, Jeff served on the Board of Directors of the CME (Nasdaq: CME) as a popularly elected Director from the Exchange Community and also chaired various committees, including Technology Oversight and Strategic Planning. He recently joined the Advisory Committee for MIT's Center for International Studies, chaired by Admiral William Fallon (retired) and is a member of both the Political Science and Economics Visiting Committees at MIT. Jeff also supported an international competition at MIT: The Jerusalem 2050 Project, envisioning peace.. . Jeffrey is especially proud of an effort he spearheaded to enhance global energy savings through the Silverman Evergreen Energy Fund which he founded at MIT. That fund has influenced a projected 10 year savings for just MIT of $50 million. For his many contributions, to Israel and the Friends of the IDF, Jeff was recognized as the Chicago FIDF "Man-of-the-Year" with the 2009 Binyamin Netanyahu Award.

Recently, Jeffrey was asked to be Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Israel's premier think tank, the Institute for National Securities Studies (INSS).