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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. Scott has also 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 and generated hundreds of jobs.

Scott also oversees a concentrated portfolio of hedge fund and private equity partnership investments, focused on traditional value and distress. The portfolio emphasizes high conviction, long-biased equity and credit managers.

Scott serves on several Boards, including The Seldin Organization and the Research Center at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is also a Founder and Lead Director of Metonic Real Estate Services and Sothic Insurance.

Prior to Agman, Scott worked at Atlas Venture and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As a Keasbey Memorial Scholar, Scott received his doctorate from the University of Oxford where he was awarded an Extraordinary Full Blue in water polo. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors from Dartmouth College, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Intern. Scott’s undergraduate and graduate scientific research has been published and reviewed in numerous high profile academic journals. He also graduated first in his class from 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).