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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 and serves as Chief Investment Strategist. After reading all the biographies he recognized, a 12 year old Jeff started over at 'A' before being inspired by Bernard Baruch - a financier, arbitrageur and advisor to Presidents.

In the more than 45 years since graduating from MIT with a degree in Management, Jeff has applied value-investing principles to interests in commodity futures, real estate and private equity. Opportunity created by the recent financial crisis have focused his activities on the acquisition, development and management of an international real estate portfolio, as well as on operating businesses that leverage his expertise in interest rates and risk management.

Jeff applies the same intensity and creative synthesis that made him successful as an investor to his civic and philanthropic pursuits. Jeffrey currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Israel's premier think tank, the Institute for National Securities Studies (INSS). He recently joined the Advisory Committee for MIT's Center for International Studies and is a member of both the Political Science and Economics Visiting Committees at MIT.

Jeff is especially proud of his support for both an international competition envisioning peace The Jerusalem 2050 Project, and an effort he spearheaded to enhance global energy savings through the Silverman Evergreen Energy Fund. This fund has generated a projected 10 year savings of $50 million at MIT and has the potential to generate far greater savings when extended to other institutions. Jeff also currently serves as an advisor and mentor to PhD students at MIT President Rafael Reif’s new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. 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.

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.

He currently resides in Miami Beach and regularly travels to Israel and Europe.