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Advisory Board

Our board of accomplished professionals

In building the brain trust for Endeavor Advisory Group, we looked to individuals we know and respect with outstanding records in the types of industries for which we structure funding. The function of an Advisory Board is to give advice. Few global investment banking firms can boast a collection of talent like the following distinguished advisors for your venture with Endeavor.

Richard Peretz

Former CFO of UPS

Richard Peretz is the Former CFO of Fortune 50 Company, United Parcel Service, which is one of the largest and most trusted Global shipping & logistics companies worldwide. Mr. Peretz is a determined and articulate visionary with strategic analytical and financial skills. He has a track record of proven leadership experiences combined with a practical and creative approach that has led to success in solving challenging business problems. He is well respected and admired by the company, his peers, and the community. As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Peretz was responsible for accounting, finance, financial planning, taxes and treasury, as well as audit and compliance activities at UPS. He also served as the company’s senior liaison to the investor, finance and analyst community. As a member of the UPS Management Committee, he joined the company’s most senior executives in setting strategy for long-term growth including the current capital structure realignment and transformation initiatives underway. Throughout his career with UPS, Mr. Peretz has also served in a variety of leadership assignments, including several UPS transformation programs involving the consolidation of accounting in the US, and the realignment of the finance function in corporate and company- wide profitability improvement programs. He served as the International CFO from 2002-2007 while expanding operations in China and across Europe. He was also a member of the team that managed UPS’s Initial Public Offering in 1999, at the time the largest in U.S. history. Prior to being named CFO, Mr. Peretz was the Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Additionally, Mr. Peretz led the financial negotiations on the US labor contract in 2002 with the Teamsters as well as led all M&A transactions from 2007-2015. He has served in several operational and corporate leadership positions within the Finance staff since joining the company in 1981. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Peretz holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from University of Texas - San Antonio. He served on the board of the American Red Cross Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter and currently serves on the Georgia Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan

Chairman of ‘The Arab Investment and Development Authority’ by the Higher Council For Development

Member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, is the first Chairman of ‘The Arab Investment and Development Authority’ by the Higher Council For Development. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of success over the past two decades, across regions, and including most segments of business; a leadership style often described as visionary, innovative, and inspirational. Departments of Project Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Nahyan (Department of Projects HBK) was founded by Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman to handle project investments and enter in JV partnership with partners presenting viable and interesting projects with sustainability and job creation as some of the major objectives.

Russell Read

Group Managing Partner of The C Change Group & Former CIO of APFC and CalPERS

Russell Read is Group Managing Partner for the C Change Group of investment initiatives and funds, dedicated to materially transforming the production, distribution, and consumption of natural resources around the globe. In addition, Dr. Read serves as Senior Advisor to MSCI (the world’s leading provider of global equity indexes) with respect to crafting solutions for the global asset owner community. Prior to C Change, he was Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC, the largest sovereign investment fund in the Americas), the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC, the development investor for the six GCC countries of the Arabian Peninsula), and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS, the largest pension system in the Americas with $400 billion in assets-under-management). During his tenure at the Permanent Fund, he led the portfolio to achieve top 6%ile investment performance among US Public Funds (Callan) while helping to transform it effectively from a sovereign wealth fund to a sovereign endowment fund, capable of providing meaningful and regularized payments for funding over one-third of the operating needs of the State of Alaska. APFC was named “Top Private Equity Institutional Investor of the Year in 2017” by PEI Magazine, “Top Sovereign Wealth Fund Investor in Hedge Funds for 2017” by Institutional Investor, and “Investment Partnership of the Year for 2018” by Institutional Investor during his tenure. He also developed international investment partnerships for both public and private market opportunities including the launch of the MEASA Stock Fund, investing uniquely across the region extending from South Asia through Africa. Dr. Read has been a resource for regulatory agencies internationally, state governments, the US Congress, and the US Senate for over two decades and served as Chairman of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets under Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. He was named as one of America’s 30 most influential players in business and finance by SmartMoney and #35 on Institutional Investor’s list of the 75 most effective chief executives. Dr. Read received his undergraduate degree in Statistics and his MBA in Finance and International Business both from the University of Chicago and his masters in Economics and doctorate in Political Economy from Stanford University.

Vijoy P. Chattergy

Former CIO of Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii

Vijoy P. Chattergy has nearly 30 years of experience in financial markets with stints in the United States, Asia and Europe. Mr. Chattergy served in leadership positions with public, private, and nonprofit sector financial services entities, covering major asset classes such as equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, and alternatives. He is the founder and president of VMLH, LLC, a consulting firm for global institutional investors. He is often invited to speak at financial management conferences or to comment on industry trends by the financial media. For most of the past decade, Mr. Chattergy was primarily the Chief Investment Officer at the $17 billion Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii.

Mark Silverman

Co-Founder of American Eagle Outfitters

Mark Silverman is a Co-Founder of American Eagle Outfitters, one of the largest, most successful retail clothing companies in the U.S. Mr. Silverman grew American Eagle from two stores generating $200,000 in sales in 1960 to more than 1,000 stores worldwide with revenue over $3 billion and a market cap of over $4.5 billion today. The company stock trades under the symbol AEO.

David Kirkpatrick

Former President of Motion Picture Group

David Paul Kirkpatrick is an American film producer, studio executive and writer. He is widely known for his career at Paramount Pictures where he started as a story editor, oversaw the studio's exclusive development deal with Eddie Murphy and eventually became President of the Motion Picture Group. In 2006, The New York Times called Kirkpatrick a “kingmaker” for his shepherding of Hollywood talent. Kirkpatrick was chief of production at two studios at the same time, Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. As a studio executive, he supervised over two hundred motion pictures including:

• “Top Gun”
• “The Adams Family”
• “Wayne's World”
• “Patriot Games”
• “Naked Gun”
• “The Firm”
• “Indecent Proposal”
• “An Officer and a Gentleman”
• “Witness”
• “The Elephant Man”
• “Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2”
• “Terms of Endearment”

In 1991, Mr. Kirkpatrick moved into independent producing with “The Brady Bunch Movie”, “Evening Star”, “Big Night” and “Opposite of Sex.” He is currently CEO of the film production company Original Voices, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

Mannie Jackson

Chairman of Boxcar Holdings & Former Star of the Harlem Globetrotters

Mannie Jackson is the Chairman of Boxcar Holdings, Inc. He is a former star of the Harlem Globetrotters and purchased the team in 1993. He revived the near-bankrupt organization into one of the most admired and publicized teams in the world. Mr. Jackson is Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame. He was among 12 distinguished nominees for the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award for Human Rights in recognition for his work in South Africa. Mr. Jackson has served on the board of directors for five Fortune 500 companies, including Reebok International. Reebok was sold to Adidas in 2006 for $3.8 Billion. He was also on the board of Ashland Oil (ASH), a NYSE company with a market cap of $4 billion. He is a limited partner with Arizona Diamond Backs Baseball Team.