Geoffrey Gold (Chair)

Managing Member and Founder at Silver Salar Capital, LLC

Geoffrey is the Managing Member and founder of Silver Salar Capital, LLC a private investment and consulting firm.  Currently Geoffrey splits his time between his private investment responsibilities and various charitable organizations. From 2007 through 2012 Mr. Gold was a founder and portfolio manager at Normandy Hill Capital.  Normandy Hill was a hedge fund manager specializing in distressed and event-driven investing.  He has deep roots in the global distressed and event-driven investment business going back to 1988.  Previously Geoffrey was an Original Member and Partner of Strategic Value Partners (“SVP”), a $5.0 billion hedge fund and private equity platform, which originated with $100 million in total capital.  He joined SVP in March 2001 and left as of January 2007.  His primary responsibility was trading distressed products, and he also focused on portfolio management and global deal origination for distressed and private equity transactions.

Prior to SVP, Geoffrey spent 14 years at ING Barings in global distressed and special situations investing.  From 1997 to April 2000, he was Co-Head of global distressed and special situations investments, and was jointly responsible for a 26-person team managing a $1.1 billion portfolio in a variety of strategies including distressed debt, credit arbitrage and equity special situations.  From 1994 to 1997, he lived in London and ran the European and Asian distressed and special situations businesses.  He was a key player in establishing ING’s original distressed investment effort in the U.S. in 1990.  He has been an active volunteer and supporter of educationally based organizations throughout his career including the Colgate University Alumni Council from 2004-2010, Fiver organization, NYU Stern School of Business, The Akilah Institute and most recently as a mentor for Year Up.  Mr. Gold graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University with a B.A. in International Relations and German in 1986.  He received an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1991 and has appeared as a guest lecturer for Prof. Edward I. Altman in his Corporate Bankruptcy & Reorganization course.

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